Russia's New Frigate Admiral Kasatonov Will Begin Tests In September - Defense Ministry
Umer Jamshaid 9 days ago Tue 13th August 2019 | 08:50 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 13th August, 2019) The Russian navy's second Project 22350 frigate, Admiral Flota Kasatonov, will start undergoing official tests in September, Navy spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Igor Dygalo said Tuesday.
"Within a week, the new frigate of the Project 22350, Admiral [Flota] Kasatonov will begin passing through the final stage of the manufacturer's performance tests in set ranges of the Baltic Sea.
Project 22350 frigates have a displacement of 4,500 tonnes and can move at speeds of up to 29 knots. The vessels reach an operational range of 4,500 miles and have crews of 180-210 sailors. The warships will be armed with 130mm A-192 Armat naval guns, launch systems for 16 Oniks or Kalibr-NKE anti-ship missiles, as well as Poliment-Redut air defense missile systems.