Admiral Gorshkov frigate to join the Russian Navy
The Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov will join the Russian Navy on July 28, a day before the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg.
The keel of the Admiral Sergei Gorshkov, the first of the two frigates being built, was laid in Severnaya Verf Shipyard in St Petersburg in February 2006. It was floated out of the launch dock in October 2010.
The vessel is scheduled to join the Russian Navy in November 2013. Construction of the second frigate, Admiral Kasatonov, began in November 2009. The vessel is expected to be delivered by 2014. The keel for the third ship, Admiral Golovko, was laid in February 2012.
Gorshkov Class frigates are fitted with 3D air search radars, Puma fire control radars and sonar suites with hull-mounted LF sonar and LF VDS sonar. They are also equipped with Garpun-BAL SSM targeting and SAM control systems.
Project 22350 warships displace 4,500 tonnes and can develop a speed of 29 knots. They are armed with Oniks and Kalibr cruise missiles and Poliment-Redut surface-to-air missile systems.
Overall, the Russian Navy is expected to receive six frigates of this type by 2025.