October 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – The frigate Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov arrived in Severomorsk after completing combat training missions in the Barents Sea. In the naval training grounds of the Northern Fleet, the ship’s crew worked out an anti-submarine exercise in cooperation with a submarine and anti-submarine aircraft. The exercise took place in the Barents Sea in accordance with the fleet combat training plan for the summer training period.
The Project 22350 frigate has a new hull number, 461.
The sailors completed the tasks of finding, maintaining contact and tracking the submarine of the imaginary enemy using onboard sonar weapons.
Earlier, the frigate’s crew worked with artillery against a sea target as part of the verification of weapons and technical equipment. The shooting was also carried out at the Barents Sea training ground, which is closed to civilian shipping and aviation.
On September 29, in the waters of the White Sea, the frigate “Admiral Kasatonov” fired a cruise missile “Caliber” at a ground target located at a range in the Arkhangelsk region.
Next week, the frigate will also practice a series of combat exercises at sea, performing practical missile and artillery fires at air and sea targets.
The frigate Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov was built at the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg. It was laid down in 2010 and launched in 2014. At the end of 2018, he began factory sea trials, which took place in the area of responsibility of the Baltic and Northern fleets. During the testing period, the frigate fired 3 times with the Caliber missile system, 1 anti-aircraft missile firing, 14 artillery firing and 2 firing with naval anti-submarine weapons.
On the eve of Navy Day on July 21, 2020, the St. Andrew’s flag was solemnly raised on the frigate. The ship is enlisted in the Northern Fleet’s missile ship division – the largest formation of surface ships of the Russian Navy. It includes the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Peter the Great, the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov, the destroyer Admiral Ushakov and the lead frigate of the project 22350 Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Gorshkov.