RUSSIA – FEBRUARY 11, 2020: The Russian Navy’s Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov undergoes testing in the Barents Sea. Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/TASS Ðîññèÿ. Ôðåãàò ïðîåêòà 22350 “Àäìèðàë Êàñàòîíîâ” íà èñïûòàíèÿõ â Áàðåíöåâîì ìîðå. Âîäîèçìåùåíèå ôðåãàòà ñîñòàâëÿåò ïÿòü òûñÿ÷ òîíí. Äëèíà – 135 ìåòðîâ, øèðèíà — 16 ìåòðîâ. Àâòîíîìíîñòü ñîñòàâëÿåò 30 ñóòîê. Ñíèìîê ñ âèäåî. Ìèíîáîðîíû ÐÔ/ÒÀÑÑ

SEVEROMORSK /Murmansk Region/, April 6. /TASS/. The Project 22350 first serial-produced frigate Admiral Kasatonov has wrapped up the program of its state trials at the Northern Fleet’s sea ranges and is currently making a transit to the Baltic Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported on Monday.

“The trials of the frigate Fleet Admiral Kasatonov at the Northern Fleet’s sea ranges were held in several stages from November 20. At first, the frigate’s missile armament was tested in the White Sea and the ship’s crew fired a Kalibr cruise missile against a coastal target located at the Chizha combat range in the Arkhangelsk Region and Kalibr and Oniks cruise missiles against sea targets,” the press office said in a statement.

In the Barents Sea, the frigate performed artillery firings against a sea and a coastal target, delivered torpedo fire against an underwater target and practiced inter-operability with aircraft and logistics vessels (refueling on the move and towing) and some other elements of the program of state trials, the press office specified.

After the program of the state trials is over, the warship is set to enter service with Russia’s Northern Fleet, the press office said.

The frigate Fleet Admiral Kasatonov is the second (the first serial-produced) Project 22350 warship built at the Severnaya Shipyard (part of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation). The cutting-edge frigate was laid down on November 26, 2009 and floated out on December 12, 2014.

Project 22350 frigates are expected to become the Russian Navy’s most advanced warships in their class. These frigates displace 4,500 tonnes and can develop a speed of 29 knots. They are armed with Oniks and Kalibr missiles and Poliment-Redut air defense missile systems.

The Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov entered service with the Russian Navy in July 2018. The Project’s first serial-produced frigate Admiral Kasatonov was put afloat in 2014. The Project 22350 frigate Admiral Golovko was laid down on February 1, 2012. Four more frigates of this Project are at various stages of their construction at the Severnaya Shipyard.

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