Admiral Kasatonov stealth frigate, designed to destroy surface ships and submarines. She has a modern air defense system and is about to be handed over to the Russian Navy.
Sputnik reported on June 8, 2020: Northern Shipyard (Russia) has just completed the last test of the Admiral Kasatonov frigate and will soon hand over to the navy.
“The first Project 22350 warship, ‘Admiral Flota Kasatonov’, having completed the marine part of state tests, returned to the North Shipyard. During June, the warship will undergo revision, and will then be transferred to the Russian Navy”, Sputnik quoted the statement.
Admiral Kasatonov is capable of destroying surface ships, finding and destroying submarines and has modern air defense systems. The statement said that the ship had just been tested on all features, including the ability to operate weapons systems, coordinate with submarines and aircrafts to conduct a rescue and evacuation drill.
“We reached the finish line and are approaching the main event for the ship – the raising of the St. Andrew flag. For ten months, the ship has passed the test phases in two fleets – the Northern and Baltic, working in different weather conditions and in rough seas,” said general manager Igor Ponomarev.
“The commissioning team, together with the crew and fleet support services, carried out a thorough check of the frigate, and now we can confidently say that the Kasatonov is a modern, powerful ship in the far sea zone that will strengthen the Russian fleet”. Mr. Ponomarev shared and said that the ship will soon be delivered to the Northern fleet.
According to Russian military expert Vasily Dandykin, Admiral Kasatonov is armed with powerful weapons among warships with a displacement of about 5,400 tons, including 16 Yakhont and Kalibr missiles (in the future may be is the Zircon supersonic missile).
In addition, the ship is also equipped with Polyment – Redut air defense missile system, which can destroy air targets at ranges up to 150 km. Besides close air defense systems – the 30-inch AK-630 automatic rapid fire gun, as well as the A-192 gunboat with high speed and long range. Besides close air defense systems, 30-mm automatic firing AK-630 gun, as well as the A-192 gunboat with high speed and long range.
The frigate also has a new generation Paket-NK anti-submarine torpedo system and Ka-27 helicopter with the function to search and destroy submarines.