Russia reinforces fleet with project 22800 corvettes, review. Russia continues to reinforce its fleet with new ships; a new small missile ship "Cyclone" of project 22800 "Karakurt" has entered the Black Sea Fleet. The small rocket ship "Cyclone" of the new project 22800, although it is considered small, carries quite serious weapons. Project 22800 small corvettes are the newest ships in the Russian fleet, the first of which entered service in 2018. Now the fleet has four ships of this project, in total it is planned to build 16 ships. Ships of the 22800 series are designed to destroy enemy targets in the coastal zone and destroy warships in the near sea zone. The hull of the ship is made of an armored aluminum alloy, the ship was created using stealth technology and has a modular design, which makes it easy to upgrade it. The main weapon of the ship is the 3S14 universal shipborne rifle complex, designed for eight Caliber-NK sea-based cruise missiles, they can also be equipped with the same number of Onyx anti-ship missiles. The ships are equipped with AK-176 MA-01 artillery mounts with a firing range of up to 15 kilometers and AK-630 artillery mounts on the first ships of the project. They also have two pedestal machine-gun mounts with a caliber of 14.5 mm, air defense systems of the Pantsir-ME air defense system from the third ship of the series and Verba MANPADS. The ship has an Oralan-10 UAV on board. The displacement of the ship is up to 900 tons, the maximum speed is up to 65 km/h. The range is up to 2800 miles. The crew is 39 people. The approximate cost of the Project 22800 ship is 2 billion rubles, or $22 million.