August 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – It is planned that during the week the newest frigate of project 22350 Admiral Kasatonov will be released to work out the final stage of factory sea trials in designated ranges of the Baltic Sea. The decision to withdraw will be made after the final report to the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Nikolai Evmenov and the readiness of the crew of the ship and the delivery team of the Severnaya Verf shipyard to complete the test program.
Currently, the crew of the frigate is preparing to go to sea. Under the guidance of the commander of the ship, Captain 1st Rank Ivan Rogatin, the knowledge of personnel in the specialty is checked, training of watch officers and specialists of the naval warhead on the navigation features of the tests is conducted. Together with the commissioning team of the plant, the ship’s equipment and weapons are checked for access to the sea.
The factory sea trials program is carried out in close collaboration with representatives of the management of the United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Severnaya Verf shipyard.
The frigate’s crew underwent comprehensive training at the Joint Training Center of the Navy for carrying out all stages of the test program and the further operation of on-board equipment and weapons systems.
During the final stage of the factory sea trials of the frigate Admiral Kasatonov, a number of ship systems with which the ship is equipped will be tested. In September, the frigate will begin state trials.