MOSCOW, November 30. (ARMS-TASS). In the Baltic Sea with the Indian frigate "Tag" Project 11356 today conducted a successful test launch of the Russian-Indian supersonic cruise missile "BrahMos". About this correspondent. ARMS-TASS said a source involved in the testing of missiles.
According to him, the test is conducted to test the operation of the equipment ship strike missile complex with missiles "BrahMos". After the start of the nasal vertical missile launcher came out on the intended flight path and reached this point in the water areas of the site. As shown by telemetry, all on-board equipment rocket to work in normal mode.
A second series of three Indian frigates "Talwar» F-40 Project 11356 "tag", "Tarkash" and "Trikand" with 2007 being built for the Indian Navy at the Baltic Shipyard "Yantar" in Kaliningrad. Delivery of this series of frigates is scheduled for 2013-2014. All vehicles are equipped with shock complex "BrahMos", consisting of 8 missiles placed in a vertical launcher 3C-14E.
Project 11356 frigate is based on the Russian border ship project 11351. For the Indian Navy have been built in Russia 3 frigates of the project at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg in 1999-2003. The contract for the construction of the first series of Indian frigates amounted to about $ 1 billion, the second series — 1.6 billion dollars.
A decision was made to build up to 2015 6 similar fegatov to change the project for the Black Sea Fleet, the first two ships laid in 2011.