March 30, 2021 (TASS) – Project 1155 large anti-submarine ship (BOD) “Admiral Vinogradov” of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet), following the example of a similar BOD “Marshal Shaposhnikov”, will become a frigate by 2025, having received Kalibr-NK cruise missiles to increase the strike capabilities. This was reported to TASS on Tuesday by a source in the military-industrial complex.
“It is assumed that the repair and modernization of the Admiral Vinogradov BPK will begin in 2021 with the return to the fleet in 2024-2025,” he said.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, the line to modernize the BOD of Project 1155 into frigates – and there are five such ships in the Russian Navy, not counting Marshal Shaposhnikov and Admiral Vinogradov – will be continued.
TASS has no official information on this matter.
Earlier it was reported that the modernized frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov, after testing, will return to the Pacific Fleet’s combat strength by the end of 2021. As the press service of the Pacific Fleet informed, at the end of December 2020, during the tests, Marshal Shaposhnikov first launched the Uran anti-ship cruise missile. The launch of other types of missiles that the frigate received into service during the modernization has not yet been reported.
In the course of modernization, the Marshal Shaposhnikov BOD was reclassified as a frigate, that is, it became a universal ship capable of fighting ground, surface and underwater targets. The frigate received modern complexes of strike missile weapons “Caliber-NK”, “Uran” and the latest artillery weapons. In particular, now it carries two universal shipborne firing complexes for 16 Kalibr-NK and Onyx cruise missiles, and in the future – Zircon. Thus, the ship’s firepower has increased several times compared to its original designation.