Russian frigates of project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov will replenish the Black Sea fleet. This was reported by "Izvestia" with reference to sources in the Ministry of Defense.
According to the publication, a fundamental decision to strengthen the Black Sea Fleet with frigates of project 22350 has already been taken. To accommodate the ships of this series, the necessary coastal infrastructure will be built, work should begin in the near future. At the same time, the source does not report how many frigates will be part of the Black Sea Fleet and in what time frame it is planned to do, however, according to available information, two new ships of this series should be laid down at the Severnaya Verf ship this year.
Recall that at present the head frigate of project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov (Northern Fleet) is serving as part of the Russian Navy; the first serial Admiral Kasatonov is preparing for commissioning (it will also be part of the Northern Fleet). Two more ships of the series - “Admiral Golovko” and “Admiral Isakov” are at the completion stages (according to the plans - the Northern Fleet).
Initially, they wanted to limit the series of frigates of project 22350 to four ships, but last year it was decided to lay down two more combat ships of this project: Admiral Amelko and Admiral Chichagov, which were laid in April 2019. These frigates will go to the Pacific Fleet.
Recall that the ships of project 22350 have a displacement of 5 thousand tons with a length of 135 m and a width of 16 m. The frigate is able to cover 4500 miles, while developing a speed of up to 29 knots. Autonomy of swimming is 30 days. Crew - from 170 people.
Main power plant: gas turbine engine with a total capacity of 65 thousand liters. with., diesel generators with a total capacity of 4 thousand kW.
The frigate is armed with: the 130-mm A-192 artillery mount, the Poliment-Redut anti-aircraft missile system; launchers for 16 anti-ship missiles "Onyx" or "Caliber", anti-submarine complex "Package", anti-submarine helicopter Ka-27.
In May last year, it was reported that the Ministry of Defense decided to build a series of frigates of the modernized project 22350M. In total, it is planned to build 12 ships, the first of which should be part of the Navy in 2027.