Story by TASS Russian news agency
Shipyard acting CEO Igor Orlov said it was a historic week for the enterprise which also laid the Admiral Yumashev and the Admiral Spiridonov frigates. It is building six warships of project 22350.
Adviser to the Director General of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Viktor Chirkov said project 22350 warships use the latest technologies and had sailed round the world.
“The Navy received another warship capable of blue and green-water missions,” the Defense Ministry quoted Navy chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov as saying.
The Admiral Kasatonov will participate in the Navy parade. It will operate in the Northern fleet together with the Admiral Gorshkov lead frigate of the project. The Admiral Golovko is being built for the Northern fleet and was floated in May. Besides, Severnaya Verf is building the Admiral Isakov, the Admiral Amelko and the Admiral Chichagov. The Admiral Yumashev and the Admiral Spiridonov were laid this week.
The Admiral Kasatonov was laid on November 26, 2009 and floated on December 12, 2014.
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. Full displacement is 5000 tons, the length is 135 meters. The speed is 29 knots. The crew comprises over 170 men. Diesel gas-turbine power plant has a capacity of 65000 horsepower. It can carry Ka-27 helicopter or its modifications.
The main weapons comprise two 16-cell universal vertical launchers 3S-14 for Kalibr missiles. The fourth and fifth frigates will be armed with three 24-cell launchers which can also fire Onix missiles and Tsirkon in future.
The air defense is provided by four Poliment-Redut 32-cell vertical launchers. They can fire four types of short, medium and long-range antiaircraft missiles. Two Palash artillery guns provide close-range air defense.
Artillery guns comprise 130mm A-192M in the bow. The frigate has Paket antisubmarine torpedo complex, as well as Zarya-3 sonar and Vinietka-M towed acoustic station.