Russian Frigate Admiral Gorshkov Tested in the White Sea
The leading frigate of the project 22350 built for the Russian Navy, Admiral Gorshkov, has undertaken 130mm gun artillery firing at sea targets in the White Sea as part of state trials.
In the near future the frigate will continue the final stage of the state tests of technical means and armament. Following results of these tests, a decision will be made concerning the readiness of the ship to form part of the Russian Navy. In addition to crew members, the frigate will be boarded by industry representatives to keep track of the test progress.
On September 30, the ship arrived in Severodvinsk from Baltiysk and temporarily formed part of the Belomorskaya military naval base of the Northern Fleet. In the course of the cruise, the ship conducted testing of navigational, communication and radar systems.
The project 22350 ships are designed for combat operations. With a displacement of 4,500 tons, overall length of 130 m, the vessel has a cruising range which exceeds 4,000 nautical miles. The weapon set of the ship includes strike anti-ship and anti-submarine missiles, anti-air weapons, 130mm universal gun-mount and an anti-submarine helicopter.
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