Caspian Flotilla Russian Navy until the end of 2011 will receive two new ships, according to a press release from the Ministry of Defense. It's about the patrol ship "Dagestan" Project 11661K "Cheetah" and a small artillery ship "Volgodonsk" Project 21630 "Buyan". And the "Dagestan" and "Volgodonsk" designed Zelenodolsk Design Bureau. Construction of ships engaged Zelenodolsky Gorky plant and shipbuilding firm "Almaz".
As part of the Caspian Flotilla in 2003 already listed one ship of Project 11661K — "Tatarstan". As expected, the armed flotilla before the end of 2011 and must be received by three amphibious ships. In May 2011 it was reported that as part of the arms goprosgrammy Russia 2011-2020 in the Caspian Flotilla, early association with the Navy base in Astrakhan, will include 16 new warships, including five of the "Desperado".
In 2010, in connection Caspian Flotilla, baziruyuschziesya in Dagestan were deployed all rocket launches from Astrakhan. This was done to create a single group of rocket ships. At present, the Caspian flotilla consists of two brigades — the 106th, located in the Caspian and Makhachkala, and 73rd — in Astrakhan.