On the Baltic Shipyard "Yantar" in Kaliningrad has successfully passed the final tests of the last three frigates — «Teg» («Sabre") — before sending the Indian Navy. Then begin the process of transfer of a warship to the Indian side — said Wednesday RIA "Novosti".
Kaliningrad shipbuilders plan to transfer frigate India in April 2012. The contract for the construction of the second batch of three frigates for the Indian Navy was signed on 14 July 2007 in New Delhi. The contract value amounted to 1.6 billion dollars. Previously, under the first contract, signed in 1997, India received the frigates "Tabar" ("Hatchet"), "Trishul" ("Trident") and "Talwar" ("Sword").
Frigates under construction in Kaliningrad on the main characteristics is almost indistinguishable from those obtained earlier by India. Changes occurred in the weapons and equipment of ships. In particular, the frigates will be armed with supersonic cruise missile "BrahMos" with a range of up to 300 kilometers.
In addition, this week in the Baltic Sea have been successfully teaching frigate «Teg» («Saber") and the Russian submarine Black Sea Fleet "Alrosa". Submarine torpedo volley produced, and the crew spotted the torpedo frigate and evaded her.