January 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, the frigate of project 22350 Admiral of the Fleet of Kasatonov made the first exit in the Barents Sea in the new year to continue the test program.
In the training grounds of the Northern Fleet, the new frigate will work out maneuvering, testing systems and mechanisms, and will also continue testing the sonar complex in providing one of the nuclear submarines of the Northern Fleet.
At sea, the frigate will also carry out artillery firing at a coastal target and work out a number of other elements of the test program.
Earlier in the White Sea, a frigate missile system was tested. The crew of the ship fired a Caliber cruise missile at a coastal target located on the Chizh battlefield in the Arkhangelsk region, and fired Caliber and Onyx cruise missiles at sea targets in the White Sea.
Tests of the frigate “Admiral of the Casaton Fleet” began on November 20 on the White Sea and take place in several stages.
After completion of the entire complex of state tests and signing of the acceptance certificate, the ship will be accepted into the Russian Navy. It is expected that the frigate will be included in one of the formations of surface ships of the Northern Fleet.
The frigate Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov was designed by the Northern Design Bureau and built at the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg.
In October, the ship made an inter-naval transition from the Baltic to the White Sea to complete sea trials and state trials. In early December, the frigate’s crew completed an interbase transition from Severodvinsk to Severomorsk.
The frigates of the first rank of project 22350 are multifunctional warships that can effectively deal with surface, air and underwater enemies, as well as strike at land and coastal targets over a distance of over 1,500 kilometers.