Russia’s Newest Frigate with Kalibr Missile Takes Part In IMDS
June 1, 2019
Russian Project 22350 frigate, Admiral Kasatonov will take part in the International Maritime Defence Show Russian Tass Agency reported.
During the next stage of the ship’s trials in the Baltic Sea, "the crew of the frigate Fleet Admiral Kasatonov and the Severnaya Shipyard’s delivery team checked its main power unit at various speed modes, the operation of the steering and anchor handling systems, the ship stabilizer, the ventilation and air conditioning systems and held several shipboard damage control drills," the statement says.
The shipbuilders are also planning to test the frigate’s towing and mooring systems, communications, navigation equipment, the fire-fighting system, universal wash-down systems and special equipment, the Severnaya Shipyard said.
The frigate Fleet Admiral Kasatonov is the second (the first serial-produced) Project 22350 warship built at the Severnaya Shipyard (part of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation).
Project 22350 frigates are expected to become the Russian Navy’s most advanced warships in their class. These frigates displace 4,500 tonnes and can develop a speed of 29 knots. They are armed with Oniks and Kalibr missiles and the Poliment-Redut air defence missile systems.