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The first three frigates for Russia's Black Sea Fleet will be built at the Yantar Shipyard in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad, a shipyard spokesman said on Tuesday.
Yantar won a tender to build three Project 11356 frigates last week, Sergei Mikhailov told RIA Novosti.
"The construction of the frigates for the Russian Navy will be carried out in parallel with the construction of the same-type frigates for the Indian Navy," Mikhailov said.
Yantar is currently building three Project 11356 frigates for the Indian Navy under a $1.6 billion contract signed in 2007.
The first warship, the Teg, which was floated out last November, will be handed over to India in mid-2011, Mikhailov said.
The second, the Tarkash, and the third, the Trikand, will be delivered in 2011-2012, he added.
The new frigates will be armed with eight BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.
They will be also equipped with a 100-mm gun, a Shtil surface-to-air missile system, two Kashtan air-defense gun/missile systems, two twin 533-mm torpedo launchers, and an anti-submarine warfare helicopter.
Russia has previously built three Talwar-class frigates for India - INS Talwar (Sword), INS Trishul (Trident), and the INS Tabar (Axe).
MOSCOW, October 12 (RIA Novosti)
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