April 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – The first production frigate of Project 22350 Admiral of the Navy Kasatonov completed the test program in the Northern Fleet. Currently, the ship makes the transition to the Baltic Sea.
The tests took place on November 20 in several stages. First, the frigate’s missile system was tested in the White Sea. 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 target positions.
In the Barents Sea, the frigate performed artillery firing at sea and coastal targets, torpedo firing at underwater targets, worked out interaction with aviation, support vessels (replenishment of fuel on the move and towing) and a number of other elements of the test program.
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 he will be credited to one of the formations of surface ships of the Northern Fleet.