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Weapon installation of frigate "Tag" has begun

Talwar class frigate. A file photo

KALININGRAD (BNS): At the Baltic Shipyard yantar in Kaliningrad, the first of the three warship missile frigate "Tag" ( "Saber") is installed by weapons on Friday, a media report said.

" Experts have begun the installation of two torpedo tubes on the ship which was launched on November 27, Devices produced in Russia form the basis of an anti-missile weapons frigates of Project 11356, which also includes two jet bombometnyh installation RBU-6000 and anti-helicopter," Itar-Tass quoted secretary Sergei Mikhailov of the plant as saying.

"Installing the weapons on board the frigate is in accordance with the construction schedule of the ship," Mikhailov added.

BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile has been installed in the frigate, the report said.

An overall expenditure of 1.5 billion dollars is spent for the construction the three Indian frigates, which will be delivered by the end of year 2012.

Three units of the frigate, INS Talwar, INS Trishul and INS Tabar are already constructed by Russian shipyard for Indian Navy.

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