The cyclone of Russian naval power, dubbed “Zyklon,” has been unleashed, joining the maritime formation after a majestic handover ceremony.
“Zyklon”: Awarding the Russian Fleet with the Cyclone Force
A military jewel of Project 22800, also known as “Karakurt,” the Zyklon was crafted with surgical precision by the master shipbuilders of the “Zaliv” shipyard in Kerch. This beast of war made its first splash in the summer of 2016, setting the stage for future “Karakurts”.
Following a successful initial flotation operation in 2020, the vessel completed its transformation, undergoing a series of rigorous seaworthiness and maneuverability tests. Zaliv engineers, in turn, have laid the foundations for two new “Karakurts,” called “Askold” and “Amur,” promising to refresh the Black Sea fleet before the end of the year.
These Project 22800 colossi, with a displacement of 800 tons and intimidating measurements – 67 meters long, 11 meters wide and 4 meters deep – are designed to face challenges both solo and in flotillas.
Pantsir-M: From the Russian Steppe to the Unforgiving Seas
The Zyklon is armed to the teeth, boasting eight-caliber universal launchers, the AK-176MA gun mount, the intimidating Pantsir-M air defense system, and 12.7 or 14.5mm caliber MTPU machine gun mounts.
The naval variant of the Pantsir-M, distinguished from its terrestrial sibling, stands proudly on the deck of the Zyklon. Its ability to withstand harsh maritime conditions and exceptional mobility testifies to its power and versatility.
Showcasing Deadly Precision: The Naval Version of the Pantsir-M
The naval Pantsir-M is a ruthless beast when it comes to precision. Thanks to its state-of-the-art radar and electro-optical targeting system, it can launch deadly strikes with exceptional precision, minimizing collateral damage and maximizing system effectiveness.
Its ability to simultaneously track and engage multiple targets makes the naval Pantsir-M a floating air defense fortress. With the ability to engage up to four targets at the same time, this system ensures that Zyklon is protected against a barrage of aerial threats.
Therefore, there is no doubt that the addition of the Zyklon to the Russian fleet is a significant leap in its naval might, extending its ability to control the maritime theater with unwavering defense strength.
Zyklon and Pantsir-M: The Sentinels of the Sea
The Russian Navy has welcomed a new gatekeeper, Zyklon. Armed with the naval version of the Pantsir-M, this destroyer is a statement of Russia’s indomitable naval force.
With the ability to face challenges independently and as part of naval detachments, the Zyklon is destined to be a fundamental pillar in the protection of Russia’s maritime interests. With its presence on the horizon, the Zyklon is a palpable reminder of the formidable Russian fleet.
At the end of this story, the horizon of the naval war glimpses the imposing silhouette of the Zyklon, ready to sail the seas and write a new page in the history of Russian naval defense.
The Zyklon Destroyer is a recent acquisition of the Russian Navy, a military jewel of Project 22800, also known as “Karakurt”. Built at the Kerch “Zaliv” shipyard, this warship was commissioned after a series of rigorous seaworthiness and maneuverability tests.
The Zyklon is part of Project 22800, with a displacement of 800 tons and intimidating measurements – 67 meters long, 11 meters wide and 4 meters deep. She is designed to take on challenges both solo and in flotillas.
The Zyklon is equipped with universal eight-caliber launchers, the AK-176MA gun mount, the Pantsir-M air defense system, and 12.7 or 14.5mm caliber MTPU machine gun mounts.
The naval variant of the Pantsir-M, mounted on the deck of the Zyklon, has a specialized radar and stabilization system that allows it to maintain its accuracy even in rough waters. It can track and attack up to four targets simultaneously, ensuring a comprehensive defense against aerial threats.
Zyklon is a fundamental pillar in protecting Russia’s maritime interests, thanks to its ability to face challenges independently and in naval detachments. It is a sign of the increase in Russian naval power and its ability to control the maritime theater.