Russian Navy & Industry Considering More Project 22350 Gorshkov-class Frigates

The Russian Navy and the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) are considering a possibility to build several more guided missile frigates of project 22350, FlotProm online publication said quoting industry sources.

Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov Joined Russian NavyFrigate Admiral Gorshkov during the Naval Day parade in Kronshtadt. Picture: Alexey Pokolyavin / TsAST

Two more frigates can be ordered at Severnaya verf Shipyard. Consultations with Severnoe designer of the warships are ongoing, one source said. Another source said the Navy plans to get at least three to four additional frigates.

The USC and Severnaya verf which is building the first series of the frigates did not confirm or deny the information. A USC source said the corporation can build two or four additional frigates.

Frigates of project 22350 are designated to fight submarines and warships in oceans and seas and to repel air attacks both independently and within formations. The hull of the frigates is flush-decked. It has a three-island superstructure, one mast-turret and one steel funnel. Stealth technologies were used in the construction to make the warship practically invisible for the radars of the potential adversary. The displacement is close to 4450 tons, the length is 135 meters. Diesel gas-turbine power plant has a capacity of 65000 horsepower. The warship is armed with a new 130mm artillery gun A-192, anti-ship, anti-submarine and anti-aircraft missiles, including Kalibr and Poliment-Redut. It can carry Ka-27 helicopter or its modifications.

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