Four frigates of the project 22350 in the coming years will update the Russian Fleet, Vice-Chief of the Navy Rear Admiral Victor Bursuc said Thursday.
Lead ship Admiral Gorshkov conducted its first trials in November 2014. The ship’s manoeuvrability and vibration at different speeds and navigation, communications, and radar system performance were all checked. It is now preparing for the second phase of underway testing in the Baltic Sea at the end of January 2015.
Admiral Gorshkov-class vessels are 135 m in length, displace 4,500 tonnes, and have a reported top speed of 29 kt. They were designed for a reduced signature with a compact hull and superstructure made of composite materials.