Monday, 15 April 2019

The frigate "Admiral Kasatonov" will begin the second stage of sea trials on April 16

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ВМФ: Фрегат "Адмирал Касатонов" начнет второй этап ходовых испытаний 16 апреля: Translated by google - On Tuesday, April 16, the first serial frigate of the project 22350 " Admiral Kasatonov ", built on the "Northern Shipyard", will begin the second stage of factory trials. Mil.Press FlotProm was informed about this by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

"The test program includes checking the running and maneuvering characteristics of the ship, the work of navigation systems and communication systems," - said in a statement. 

During the release of "Admiral Kasatonov" in the Gulf of Finland, the ship will be escorted by a tug. 

According to the sectoral source of the publication, the frigate is now undergoing the final checks before another voyage to the sea. 

In response to a question from a journalist, the press service of the Severnaya Verf found it difficult to give an exact date for the start of sea trials of the frigate. 

On April 23, 2019 two more ships of the type “Admiral Gorshkov” will be laid at the “Northern shipyard ”. The ships will be named in honor of the Russian admirals Vasily Chichagov and Nikolai Amelko.

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" Admiral Kasatonov " - the second built and the first serial frigate of the project 22350. Laid November 26, 2009, launched on December 12, 2014. The crew on the ship began to settle in March 2018. "Admiral Kasatonov" came to the test on December 21, 2018 and returned in the first decade of January 2019. The frigate is scheduled to be transferred to the fleet in October – November of this year. 

The construction of the third and fourth frigates of Project 22350, the Admiral Golovko and Admiral Isakov, should be completed by the end of 2022. 

The total displacement of frigates of the project 22350 is 5400 tons, length - 135 meters, width - 16 meters. The ship accelerates to 29 knots. Autonomy - 30 days. Sailing range - 4500 miles. The crew - 170 people and 20 marines. The main strike armament is the Caliber-NK cruise missile complex.

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