Lavrov confirms Russia’s commitment to maintain sustainability of Iran nuclear dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 4:28
No need to review Iranian nuclear deal - MogheriniWorld September 21, 3:50
Mexico earthquake death toll tops 230World September 21, 3:15
Senior diplomat explains why Moscow did not back US declaration on UN reformRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 2:20
Russia’s proposal on UN mission in Donbass still on the table - Russian diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 1:42
Putin, Erdogan may have telephone conversation soon — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 21:39
Lavrov offers condolences to Mexican people over deadly earthquakesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 21:01
UN Security Council passes resolution on peacekeeping reformWorld September 20, 20:14
UN peacekeepers should use force only for self-defense — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 20:01
ST. PETERSBURG, June 26. /TASS/. Four Project 22350 frigates are planned for their transfer to the Russian Navy by 2020, Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Korolyov said on Monday.
"The [Project 22350] lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov is undergoing state trials. The Navy’s Main Command displays an especially demanding and meticulous attitude to the lead warships of new projects and in this regard we are closely interacting with the industry. A series of Project 22350 frigates, four hulls, are planned to be built by 2020," he said.
Russian Navy Shipbuilding Chief Vladimir Tryapichnikov earlier said that the transfer of four Project 22350 warships was planned until 2025, after which the project would be modernized.
Navy Commander-in-Chief Korolyov also said that two Project 11356 frigates - the Admiral Grigorovich and the Admiral Essen - and the third warship of the series (the Admiral Makarov) were undergoing state trials and will be demonstrated to participants in the St. Petersburg International Maritime Defense Show that would be held on June 28 - July 2.
"As was stipulated by the shipbuilding program, we are smoothly switching over to the construction of large-displacement combat ships. In the coming days, the Northern Wharf Shipyard in Petersburg will float out the new Project 20385 corvette Gremyashchiy fitted out with precision weapons and Russian-made engines," the Navy chief said.
Project 22350 warships have a displacement of 4,500 tonnes and can develop a speed of 29 knots. They are armed with Oniks and Kalibr cruise missiles and the Poliment-Redut air defense missile system.