Russian Navy’s Frigate Undergoes Upgrades

The crew of the Russian Navy’s frigate “Tatarstan” of the Caspian flotilla proceeded to the development of new aids to navigation established in the course of modernization and scheduled maintenance in the Astrakhan region shipyard.


At the Russian Defence Ministry reports, the ship entered a phase of modernization of arms, which is carried out in order to increase resource and qualitative indicators of all ship’s systems, tools and mechanisms.

During modernization works on the improvement of systems of target detection and tracking of surface surveillance, electronic warfare will be replaced by more modern equipment.

Upgrades will also be made to artillery and other weapons systems in order to increase their resource performance and reliability.

Repairs to the modernization of the flagship is scheduled for completion by the summer of next year.

Tatarstan (serial number 691) is a Project 11661 Gepard frigate. Ships of this series are built by JSC Zelenodolsk Shipyard. The frigate is designed for antisubmarine/antisurface/antiaircraft warfare, patrolling, escort operations, and protection of maritime economic zone. The ship is armed with gunnery, antiship, antiaircraft, and antisubmarine weapons.

Naval Today Staff, September 11, 2014; Image: Russian Defence Ministry

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