Rosoboronexport Showcased Latest Russian Shipbuilding Products at IMDS 2021

Issue: 4-2021
(Left) Rubezh-ME coastal defence missile system; (Right) Palma close-in weapon systems (CIWS) is installed on Project 22356 multi-purpose frigate

Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) presented the latest models of Russian naval equipment and coastal surveillance and defence system to foreign customers during the tenth anniversary International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS 2021) in St. Petersburg.

“Rosoboronexport is a long-standing exhibitor and sponsor at the International Maritime Defense Show. Therefore, as one of the pioneers, we are very pleased to note that the show has grown qualitatively and placed high among the world’s leading exhibitions,” said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport. “Rosoboronexport has invited delegations from more than 70 countries to IMDS 2021 and we expect a strong incentive to develop military-technical cooperation with partners in the naval segment. Today, the company’s order portfolio in this segment stands at about $5.5 billion. It includes contracts for the supply and joint construction of ships and submarines, the supply of various weapons for them and coastal support equipment, as well as infrastructure projects.”


Project 12701 Alexandrit-E Coastal Minesweeper

The ship is capabl e of providing effective countermine protection of naval bases, EEZs, ships and vessels on routes, and highly accurate search and destruction of minefields. Project 12701 can also carry out countermine reconnaissance.

Project 12701 is equipped with modern ahead of course mine search and destruction system and sweeps.

Alexandrit-E is an effective ship with minehunter and minesweeper functions:

  • Highly effective sweeping and search for mines;
  • Minimal physical field signature;
  • Control over the ship and a tactical group is highly automated;
  • Traditional and new methods are used to combat maritime minefields;
  • Brand new shipbuilding technologies and composite materials are used.

Main Characteristics

Full displacement, t
Main dimensions
(length, beam, draft), m61,6X10,3X3,3
Maximum speed, kts16
Range, miles1500
Endurance, days10
Seaworthiness, points7

Rosoboronexport’s exhibit at IMDS reflected the main needs of the presentday market, guiding potential customers towards purchase of the most in-demand products. Scale models of the Project 636 large diesel-electric submarine, Project 20382 Tigr class corvette, Project 677E Amur 1650 diesel-electric submarine, Project 22800E Karakurt-E corvette and the Rubezh-ME coastal defence missile system were on display at the company’s stand.

“The company showcased the most in-demand pieces of naval materiel at its stand. For example, Rosoboronexport is considering the supply of Karakurt-E corvettes to six countries, and eight our foreign customers are showing a strong interest in the Rubezh-ME coastal defense missile system. Together with manufacturers, we are also ready to present fullscale pieces of naval equipment to our partners in detail,” Alexander Mikheev added.

The latest pieces of Russian naval equipment, whose export version Rosoboronexport offers to its partners in the world market, were showcased in the Passenger Port of St. Petersburg within the Show.

Project 22800 corvette (export version – Project 22800E Karakurt-E) is comparable in firepower to a frigate and equipped with the Club-N integrated missile system and the Pantsir-ME multi-channel anti-aircraft gun/missile system.

Rubezh-ME coastal defence missile system enables a single launcher vehicle to search and engage a target by integrating weapon and target designation subsystems into a single platform. A strike group consisting of up to eight launcher vehicles can also be formed.

Project 677 diesel-electric submarine (export version – Project 677E Amur-1650) belongs to the latest generation of submarines and incorporates the most advanced technologies and materials. Its ammunition load includes Club-S missiles capable of engaging enemy ships and land targets, as well as torpedoes with a firing range of up to 50 kilometers.

Project 22350 multi-purpose frigate (export version – Project 22356) is a high-tech ship of the latest generation, perfectly adapted for operations in the far sea and ocean zone. Its armament suite includes a Club-N integrated missile system and a 130-mm A-192M gun system with a range of 22 km. Air defence is provided by a Rif-M multi-channel SAM system firing two types of medium-and short-range missiles, as well as by two Palma closein weapon systems (CIWS). A Paket-E/NK small-sized anti-submarine torpedo system reliably protects the ship from attacking submarines and torpedoes.

Project 22160 offshore patrol ship is excellently suited for patrolling vast sea and ocean areas, including those located at a considerable distance from the home base. The ship is equipped with deckbased helicopter and two unmanned aerial vehicles, an amphibious assault boat and high-speed motor boats. In wartime, the ship can be equipped with modular weapons and protect coastwise sea lanes, naval bases and sea areas.