The Baltic Sea has successfully completed sea trials of the frigate "Tag", built for the Indian Navy at the Baltic Shipyard "Yantar". This is a Monday, Dec. 26, ITAR-TASS reported.
According to the press-secretary of the Kaliningrad plant Sergei Mikhailov, all systems, components and mechanisms of the frigate, including missile "BrahMos", work normally. To complete the state tests, "Teg" remains to make a way out to sea, scheduled for January 2012.
Since the second half of January on board the frigate will begin training for members of the Indian crew. The ship will pass India in April 2012.
The frigate "Tag" has been laid at the "Amber" in 2007 and was the first of three Project 1135.6 ships being built for India. The other two frigates, "Tarkash" and "Trikand" continue outfitting work. They are planned to transfer to the customer in 2012 and 2013, respectively. The contract signed in 2007 in New Delhi, was $ 1.6 billion.
According to ITAR-TASS, new Project 1135.6 ships on the main technical characteristics do not differ much from the three frigates of the same project, "Tabar", "Trishul" and "Talwar", set India on the contract in 1997. The changes primarily affected the ships weapons. Thus, the new frigates are equipped with supersonic cruise missile "BrahMos", and the previous generation — the anti-ship missiles "Club-N."
Project 1135.6 frigates have a displacement of four thousand tons. The length of the hull is 124.8 meters. The frigates are capable of speeds up to 30 knots with a range of stroke in 4.5 thousand miles.