USC to build two more Project 22350 frigates for Russian Navy

March 20, 2019 (TASS) – The Severnaya Verf (Northern Shipyard, an affiliate of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) will build two more frigates of project 22350 and push ahead with building a series of corvettes for the Navy, USC President Alexei Rakhmanov told a business conference at the theme park Patriot near Moscow.

“A decision has been made to build two more frigates at the Northern Shipyard and to continue to build a series of corvettes,” Rakhmanov said, adding the project 22350 frigates were identical to The Admiral Gorshkov.

“The Admiral Gorshkov frigate was handed over to the Navy in July 2018. Another ship of the same class, The Admiral Kasatonov, is in being tested. The Navy will have it in December. Two more frigates in the series – The Admiral Golovko and The Admiral Isakov – are being built.

Project 22350 frigates are the most advanced ships in the Russian Navy. They have a water displacement of 4,500 tonnes and can develop a speed of 29 knots. They are armed with missile systems Oniks and Kalibr and an air defense missile system Poliment-Redut.