The Kuban Navy was established at the day of the Kuban independence. They inherited several ships from the Soviet Union like one Krivak 3 class, 2 Kirvak 1 class frigates, a Koni class frigate, Tarantul and Pauk class corvettes. Further more they got their hands on several Kilo class submarines, which were sold or scrapped due budgetairy constrains. The Kuban Navy's amphibious task force cosists out of 4 old Soviet LST's and 2 Zubr class LCAC's. With a budget decrease in 2010 due the global economic crisis the Kuban Navy was forced to retire and scrap the 2 Krivak 1 class frigates. By 2016 the Kuban Navy started a modernization program. The Novoukrainsk Naval Shipyards teamed up with Damen Shipyards to offer a variant of the SIGMA 10514 to the Kuban Navy as replacement of the Krivak and Koni frigates, it was eventually selected and 2 were to be build. Damen also won the offert to build 4 new corvettes which would replace the Tarantul and Pauk class corvettes. The Novoukrainsk Naval Shipyards started to develop a new OPV and Fast Response Cutters for coastal patrols, the new OPV called Azov was delivered in 2018 and the new Fast Patrol Cutter 50's were delivered over 2017 and 2018. At the moment the Kuban Navy is looking to modernize the Amphibious Assault Force and Mine Counter Measures fleet. To expand the capabilities of the Kuban Navy they want to obtain a replenishment/logistics vessel.
The Kuban Navy has 2 main bases of operations, Novoukrainsk and Sochi. Novoukrainks is the location of the Kuban Navy HQ and the Naval Academy. Novoukrainsk is the homeport of the frigates, corvettes, OPV and the future replenishment and logisitcs vessel. Sochi is the homeport of the Fast Patrol Cutters, Amphibious Assault Fleet and the MCM fleet.
Kuban Navy Inventory:
1x Project 11351 Nerey "Krivak 3" class
1x Project 1159T Yaguar "Koni" class
2x Kuban class (SIGMA 10514, on order)
4x Pr.12411 "Tarantul 2" class
4x Sochi class (SIGMA 7310, on order)
1x Azov class
6x Fast Patrol Cutter 50
1x Soncedar class (LSV19000)
3x Project 266M "Natya" class
4x Damen MCM (on order)
2x Project 1232.2 "Zubr" class
4x Projekt 767 "Lublin" class