JSC "Baltic Shipyard" Yantar "(Kaliningrad, CCL) has begun to state tests Trikand Project 1135.6 frigates being built for the Indian Navy. Transfer of the ship to the customer is scheduled for this summer, told "Interfax" in Friday's press secretary Sergei Mikhailov plant.
"The members of the State Commission signed the instrument of acceptance of the frigates under construction at the stage of state tests. Thus, the plant officially launched the beginning of the state tests ", — said Mikhailov.
According to him, the tests will be held in Baltiysk offshore test sites of the Baltic Fleet, where before the frigate has successfully completed the task factory sea trials. During outputs Trikand at sea, on board, except for plant commissioning team and the Baltic Fleet sailors will be sailors and officers of the Indian Navy, which became part of the crew of the frigate. Prior to the transfer of the ship, they would have to completely master the material part, special equipment and weapons.
"The experience of the plant for the transfer of the two previous military frigates of the Indian Navy speaks eloquently of the fact that the new owners of the ship responsibly and successfully cope with this task. Further transition of two frigates from Kaliningrad to India took place without any major technical problems. Transfer of the Indian Navy ship is scheduled for the summer, "- said Mikhailov.
Earlier it was reported that the contract for the construction of three frigates of the Indian Navy was signed July 14, 2006 in Delhi. Its total cost — about $ 1.6 billion
The first ship Teg («Sabre") was delivered to the customer at the end of April 2012. The second frigate — Tarkash («Quiver") passed the Indian Navy in November of last year.
Shipyard "Yantar" specializes in the construction of warships and civilian vessels of various types launching weight up to 10 tons, as well as ship repair works. Whole Plant "Yantar" has built more than 100 large and 400 small commercial vessels, repaired more than 430 of naval ships and commercial vessels.