October 4, 2018 (Google Translation) – The frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov”, carrying out the planned tasks of the combat training course in the Barents Sea, successfully conducted a series of practical shooting at sea and air targets from the sea-based anti-aircraft missile system of the Polymer-redut vertical launch.
The crew of the ship three times successfully hit air targets at various altitudes and distances with anti-aircraft missiles. Also noted accurate hit on the sea shield, simulating a small surface target.
Shooting took place in the combat training grounds of the Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea. The combat exercise areas were promptly closed to navigation and civil aviation.
The lead frigate of the project 22350 “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov”, accepted into service of the Navy on July 28, 2018, arrived in the Northern Fleet from St. Petersburg on September 8. He is enlisted in the division of the missile ships of the Northern Fleet, the largest unit of surface ships of the Russian Navy, which also includes the Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier and the nuclear-powered heavy cruiser Peter the Great.
The frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov” is the first surface ship – carrier of Caliber cruise missiles in the Northern Fleet. It is also equipped with a modern anti-aircraft missile system of the Polymer-Redut vertical launch, which is capable of hitting air targets within a radius of up to 150 and at an altitude of up to 30 kilometers.