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Udaloy-class destroyer

Admiral Vinogradov underway.
Class overview
Name: Udaloy class
In commission: 1980
Planned: 15
Completed: 13 (including 1 Udaloy II)
Cancelled: 2
Active: 9
Laid up: 1
Retired: 4
General characteristics
Type: Anti Submarine Warfare Destroyer with Anti-Ship capabilities
  • 6,930 tons standard
  • 7,570 tons full load[1]
Length: 163 m (535 ft)
Beam: 19.3 m (63 ft)
Draught: 6.2 m (20 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft COGAG, 4 gas turbines, 120,000 hp
Speed: 35 kn (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Range: 10,500 nmi (19,400 km; 12,100 mi) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 300
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar:MR-760MA Fregat-MA/Top Plate 3-D air search radar and MR-320M Topaz-V/Strut Pair air/surface search radar
  • Sonar: Horse Tail LF VDS sonar and Horse Jaw bow mounted LF sonar
  • Fire Control: 2 MR-360 Podkat/Cross Sword SA-N-9 SAM control, 2 3P37/Hot Flash SA-N-11 SAM control, Garpun-BAL SSM targeting
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • Bell Squat jammer
  • Bell Shroud intercept
  • Bell Crown intercept
  • 2 × PK-2 decoy RL
  • 10 × PK-10 decoy RL in later ships
  • Missiles:
  • 8 (2 x 4) SS-N-14 Silex anti-submarine/anti-ship missiles (Udaloy I) 2x4 SS-N-22 Sunburn ASCM (Udaloy II),
  • 64 (8 x 8 vertical launchers) SA-N-9 Gauntlet surface to air missiles for Udaloy I/II\
  • 2 × Kortik SAM (SA-N-11) (Udaloy II only)
  • Guns:
  • 2 × 1 100mm/70cal DP guns( 1 x 2 AK-130 130mm guns on Udaloy II)
  • 4 × 30mm AA guns (4 x6 AK-630 CIWS 30mm gattling guns on (Udaloy I)
  • 2 × 2 30mm AA guns on Kortik CIWS on (Udaloy II)
  • Torpedoes and others:
  • 2 × 4 553mm Torpedo tubes for 553mm torpedoes or ( RPK-2 Viyuga/SS-N-15) (Udaloy II)
  • 2 xRBU-6000 anti submarine rocket launchers (Udaloy I) (2 x 10 Udav-1 anti-submarine system on Udaloy II)
Aircraft carried: 2 Ka-27 'Helix' series helicopters
Aviation facilities: helicopter deck and hangar

The Udaloy I class are a series of anti-submarine destroyers built for the Soviet Navy, eight of which are currently in service with the Russian Navy. The Russian designation is Project 1155 Fregat (Frigate bird). Twelve ships were built between 1980 and 1991, while a thirteenth ship built to a modified design as the Udaloy II class followed in 1999. They complement the Sovremennyy-class destroyer in anti-aircraft warfare and anti-surface warfare operations.


  • Design history 1
  • Udaloy II 2
  • Service history 3
  • Ships 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • Gallery 7
  • External links 8

Design history

The Project 1155 dates to the 1970s when it was concluded that it was too costly to build large-displacement, multi-role combatants. The concept of a specialized surface ship was developed by Soviet designers. Two different types of warships were laid down which were designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau: Project 956 destroyer and Project 1155 large anti-submarine ship. The Udaloy class are generally considered the Soviet equivalent of the American Spruance-class destroyers. There are variations in SAM and air search radar among units of the class. Based on the Krivak class, the emphasis on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) left these ships with limited anti-surface and anti-air capabilities.

Udaloy II

Following Udaloy‍ '​s commissioning, designers began developing an upgrade package in 1982 to provide more balanced capabilities with a greater emphasis on anti-shipping. The Project 1155.1 Fregat II Class Large ASW Ship (NATO Codename Udaloy II) is roughly the counterpart of the Improved Spruance class; only one was originally completed, but in 2006 Admiral Kharlamov was reported to have been upgraded to a similar standard. In April 2010 Severnaya Verf shipyard announced that the destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov, which had been retired in 1990, was being upgraded to Udaloy II standard and will resume patrolling in 2013.

Similar to Udaloy externally, it was a new configuration replacing the SS-N-14 with SS-N-22 "Sunburn" (Moskit) antiship missiles, a twin 130 mm gun, UDAV-1 antitorpedo rockets, and gun/SAM CIWS systems. A standoff ASW capability is retained by firing SS-N-15 missiles from the torpedo tubes.

Powered by a modern gas turbine engine, the Udaloy II is equipped with more capable sonars, an integrated air defense fire control system, and a number of digital electronic systems based on state-of-the-art circuitry. The original MGK-355 Polinom integrated sonar system (with NATO reporting names Horse Jaw and Horse Tail respectively for the hull mounted and towed portions) on Udaloy-I ships is replaced by its successor, a newly designed Zvezda M-2 sonar system that has a range in excess of 100 kilometres (62 mi) in the 2nd convergence zone. The Zvezda sonar system is considered by its designers to be the equivalent in terms of overall performance of the AN/SQS-53 on US destroyers, though much bulkier and heavier than its American counterpart: the length of the hull mounted portion is nearly 30 meters. The torpedo approaching warning function of the Polinom sonar system is retained and further improved by its successor.

Service history

In 2008 Admiral Chabanenko became the first Russian warship to transit the Panama Canal since World War II.[2]

Vice-Admiral Kulakov deployed to the Mediterranean Sea from its home base is Russia's Northern Fleet in June 2014.[3][4][5]


See also


  1. ^ Противолодочные корабли, Том III, часть 1, "Корабли ВМФ СССР", Ю.В. Апалков, Санкт-Петербург, 2005
  2. ^ "Russian ship enters Panama Canal".  
  3. ^ Kramnik, Ilya (11 December 2009). "Russian Navy's days could be numbered". Moscow:  
  4. ^ "Russian North Fleet destroyer to rejoin fleet after 18 years". Moscow:  
  5. ^ "Russian Naval Destroyer Moving to Mediterranean". Moscow:  


External links

  • Maritimequest Russian Destroyer Index
  • Udaloy I class (Project 1155R Fregat) anti-submarine destroyer on
  • - article in Russian
  • - Article from FAS in English
  • - article in English
  • - one of several articles referring to the Admiral Tributs in service, although it is commonly believed to have never returned to service after a 1991 fire.
  • (English) All Russian Udaloy Class Destroyers - Complete Ship List

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