ST. PETERSBURG, July 28. /TASS/. The Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov laid down in early 2006, has joined Russia’s naval fleet, TASS correspondent reports from the ceremony of raising the flag on it.
"This is the flagship frigate in a series of ships for off-shore maritime zone that has been built for the navy fleet. There will be four of them," Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief for Armament Viktor Bursuk said.
The Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov was put afloat in the autumn of 2010. The warship started undergoing trials in November 2014. The final stage of the frigate’s state trials started on March 20, 2017.
Project 22350 warships displace 4,500 tonnes and can develop a speed of 29 knots. They are armed with Oniks and Kalibr cruise missiles and Poliment-Redut surface-to-air missile systems.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said earlier that warships like the Admiral Gorshkov will become the mainstay of the Russian Navy in the imminent future.