India on their own will acquire and install engines procurement for Russian frigates of project 11356, said the head of the Ministry of defense Manohar Parrikar.
"We buy the power plant and install it on the ship. The frigate will be equipped with Indian equipment. This version (frigate) with stealth technology, We can participate in design work ", – RIA "news" words of the Minister referring to television channel NDTV.
According to Parrikar, dialogues on the sale of Indian frigates was started long ago. However, due to the fall in the relationship with Russia, Kiev did not want to put a gas turbine power plant for Russian frigates. On the Russian-Indian summit in Goa, the last fifteen of October, signed an intergovernmental agreement on construction of frigates of 11356 in Russia and India. The two frigates will be built in Russia, two – in India. India already has six frigates of the Talwar – predecessors of project 11356, developed for export. Indian ships were commissioned in 2003–2004 and 2012-2013. As noted, fresh Frigates also have the opportunity to be equipped with cruise missiles BrahMos joint Russian-Indian production. The construction of the second of three frigates for the black sea fleet was stopped for a while in the absence of power plants, which were supplied from Ukraine. The fourth Frigate of project 11356 "Admiral Butakov" even made the decision to launch without a power plant, to avoid delays in construction and to hand over the ship in time – by 2020. Before it had been stated that these ships are sold to India, which on their own will buy the engines for them in Ukraine. Patrol ships of project 11356 is designed for combat operations in ocean and sea of their strength from the connection. Frigates can destroy the submarines of the enemy, to carry out anti-ship, anti-aircraft and anti-submarine defense combat vessels and ships to support the actions of the ground forces, to provide amphibious landing. Project 11356 frigates have a displacement of 4,000 tons, speed speed 30 knots, autonomy of 30 days, the crew of 200 people. On the armament of the ship are cruise missiles with extended range "Caliber" and " Onyx ", the artillery systems of caliber of 100 millimeters anti-aircraft complex " Kortik ", torpedoes caliber of 533 millimeters, one rotorcraft Ka-31.