The battlecruiser Petr Velikiy is the flagship of the Russian Northern Fleet. It was commissioned on April 18, 1998. Petr Velikiy is armed with the Granit long-range anti-ship missile system, and mounts the Fort air-defense system with 96 missiles. In addition, it is equipped with Kashtan gun/missile systems. The ship accommodates two Ka-27 helicopters, has a crew of over 700, and a speed of over 30 knots. Petr Velikiy has a displacement of 26,000 tons, a length of 255 meters, a beam of 25.5 meters, adraft of 10.3 meters, a height of 59 meters.