By TASS Russian news agency
“From 2024, we will start to build the upgraded lead frigate,” Korolyov said, when asked about the date when the Project 22350M frigate would be laid down.
According to him, work to develop a technical design of the ship is currently in progress and is planned to be completed in 2023.
“We understand that the Navy needs a modern frigate with big displacement and armament. The issue is being actively discussed by the Defense Ministry,”
A source in the defense industry told TASS earlier that there were plans to build 12 upgraded Project 22350M frigates with up to 48 Kalibr (NATO reporting name: SS-N-27 Sizzler), Onyx (SS-N-26 Strobile) and Tsirkon cruise missiles on each of them. The new frigates are planned to carry the Poliment-Redut air defense missile system with up to 100 missiles, antisubmarine warfare and torpedo systems.