Advanced Frigate Admiral Gorshkov's Trials Underway in Russia
(Source: TASS; published April 20, 2017)
The lead ship of the Russian navy’s future class of frigates, the Admiral Gorshkov, has left her berth to resume her sea trials, which originally began in 2014. She is due to be completed in July. (Northern shipyard
MOSCOW --- The trials of all the assemblies of Russia’s Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov are proceeding on schedule and are due to be completed in July, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday.

"The works are not being delayed and are proceeding according to plan. Our plan is due to be completed in July this year. Now the trials of all the assemblies are underway, including air defense systems deployed on this ship. These are Poliment-Redut complexes," the vice-premier said.

The trials of the Admiral Gorshkov are complex as it is necessary to check the work of several dozen advanced systems at a time, including radio-electronics, artillery armament, various shipborne assemblies and air defense systems, the vice-premier said.

"Problems arise as to how to arrange the trials so that the test of one system does not impede the test of another complex," Rogozin said.

The vice-premier added that the frigate’s trials were proceeding under his personal control on the Russian president’s instruction.

Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin oversees the work of the defense sector in the Russian government. The frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov is the Project 22350 lead warship. The frigate has been designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau. The Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov was laid down in early 2006 and put afloat in the autumn of 2010.

The warship started undergoing trials in November 2014. The final stage of the frigate’s state trials started on March 20, 2017.

Project 22350 warships displace 4,500 tonnes and can develop a speed of 29 knots. They are specifically armed with Oniks and Kalibr cruise missiles and Poliment-Redut antiaircraft missile systems.

Overall, the Russian Navy is expected to receive six frigates of this type by 2025.

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Warships Similar to Admiral Gorshkov Frigate to Be Mainstay of Russian Navy
(Source: TASS; published April 21, 2017)
MOSCOW --- Frigates similar to the Admiral Gorshkov warship will become the mainstay of the Russian Navy in the imminent future, Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said on Friday.

"Such multi-purpose frigates equipped with long-range precision weapons should become the Navy’s main combat ships in the near future," the defense minister told the ministry’s board meeting.

Their commissioning for service will help ensure the smooth renewal of the fleets’ surface forces and raise their combat potential by 30%, the defense minister said.

The frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov is the Project 22350 lead warship. The frigate has been designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau.

The Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov was laid down in early 2006 and put afloat in the autumn of 2010. The warship started undergoing trials in November 2014. The final stage of the frigate’s state trials started on March 20, 2017.

Project 22350 warships displace 4,500 tonnes and can develop a speed of 29 knots. They are specifically armed with Oniks and Kalibr cruise missiles and Poliment-Redut antiaircraft missile systems.

Overall, the Russian Navy is expected to receive six frigates of this type by 2025.

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