March 4, 2021 (Google Translation) – A delegation of the Indian Navy under the leadership of Vice Admiral S. Naitani, Chief of the Main Directorate for the Purchase and Production of Warships, visited the Baltic Shipyard Yantar (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation).
The visit was devoted to the issues of the plant’s fulfillment of an order for the construction of two frigates. The representatives of the customer inspected the production sites, the frigates “Tushil” and “Tamala” and boarded one of the ships.
At a meeting with the management of the plant, Mr. Naitani shared his plans for further cooperation with Yantar and admitted that he was always glad to visit the enterprise. “We are constantly in touch with specialists from USC, Rosoboronexport and the plant. We already have good experience in resolving issues, and I am sure that this will help us cope with all the difficulties, ”the head of the Indian delegation said.
The Baltic shipyard “Yantar” has a huge potential for the development and production of high-tech military products. Its facilities have produced export equipment worth more than 1 billion US dollars. The plant has all the necessary competencies for the construction of ships of the main classes. At the same time, today a key project in the field of military-technical cooperation is the construction of frigates for the Indian Navy under a Rosoboronexport contract, as well as the participation of Kaliningrad specialists in assisting in the construction of similar ships at the Goa Shipyard Ltd in India.
The two-day meeting was attended by representatives of the Indian Navy, JSC Rosoboronexport, United Shipbuilding Corporation and PSZ Yantar. The parties discussed the construction progress and outlined a plan for joint further actions.
According to Ilya Samarin, General Director of the PZS Yantar, the Indian order is of particular importance for the enterprise. During the visit, the plant workers demonstrated their competencies as much as possible, which in the future can positively affect the development of relations with the customer.