Second Admiral Kasatonov frigate of Project 22350 joins the Russian Navy

"Admiral Kasatonov", the second project 22350 (Admiral Gorshkov-class) frigate built by Severnaya Verf Shipyard has joined the Russian Navy. The St. Andrew’s flag was hoisted on July 21st during a commissioning ceremony held in St Petersburg.
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Admiral Kasatonov frigate of Project 22350 joins the Russian Navy 925 001The Admiral Kasatonov frigate of project 22350. (Picture source: Severnaya Verf Shipyard)

The Admiral Kasatonov will participate in the Navy parade. It will operate in the Northern fleet together with the Admiral Gorshkov lead frigate of the project. The Admiral Golovko is being built for the Northern fleet and was floated in May. Besides, Severnaya Verf is building Admiral Isakov, Admiral Amelko and Admiral Chichagov. The Admiral Yumashev and the Admiral Spiridonov were laid this week.

The Admiral Kasatonov was laid on November 26, 2009, and floated on December 12, 2014.

About the frigates of project 22350:

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. Full displacement is 5000 tons, the length is 135 meters. The speed is 29 knots. The crew comprises over 170 men. Diesel gas-turbine power plant has a capacity of 65000 horsepower. It can carry a Ka-27 helicopter or its modifications.

The main weapons comprise two 16-cell universal vertical launchers 3S-14 for Kalibr missiles. The fourth and fifth frigates will be armed with three 24-cell launchers which can also fire Onix missiles and Tsirkon in future.

The air defense is provided by four Poliment-Redut 32-cell vertical launchers. They can fire four types of short, medium and long-range antiaircraft missiles. Two Palash artillery guns provide close-range air defense.

Artillery guns comprise 130mm A-192M in the bow. The frigate has Paket antisubmarine torpedo complex, as well as Zarya-3 sonar and Vinietka-M towed acoustic station.

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