By TASS Russian news agency
“Practically all trials have been completed. All mechanisms and systems operate properly. The warship may be handed over to the Defense Ministry in late May — early June,”
The frigate began trials on November 20, 2019. It tested its missile system in the White Sea and fired a Kalibr cruise missile at a coastal target in Chizha range in Arkhangelsk Region and then Kalibr and Oniks missiles at seaborne targets.
While in the Barents Sea, the frigate conducted artillery live-firing against seaborne and coastal targets, torpedo live-firing against an underwater target and practiced interaction with aircraft and support vessels, namely, underway refueling and towing operations, and some other tasks. The frigate was laid on November 26, 2009 and floated on December 12, 2014.
About Project 22350 Frigate
Frigates of project 22350 are designated to fight submarines and warships in oceans and seas and to repel air attacks both independently and within formations. The hull of the frigates is flush-decked. It has a three-island superstructure, one mast-turret and one steel funnel. Stealth technologies were used in the construction to make the warship practically invisible for the radars of the potential adversary. The displacement is over 5000 tons, the length is 135 meters. Diesel gas-turbine power plant has a capacity of 65000 horsepower and develops a speed of 29 knots. The crew is at least 170 men. The warship is armed with a new 130mm artillery gun A-192, anti-ship, anti-submarine and anti-aircraft missiles, including Kalibr and Poliment-Redut. It can carry Ka-27 helicopter or its modifications.
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