The first serial frigate of project 22350 Admiral fleet Kasatonov "is embarking on the final stage of state testing, which will take place in the Baltic Sea. This is reported by the press-service of the shipyard Severnaya Verf".
According to the company, almost all points of the test program have already been completed, all systems and mechanisms are operating normally. The ship will conduct final tests in the Baltic Sea, after which it will return to the Severnaya Verf Shipyard to conduct an audit and prepare for transfer to the Russian Navy. The press service explained that taking into account the state tests, the transfer of the frigate could take place in late May - early June.
It was previously reported that the transfer of the frigate to the Navy was supposed to take place before the end of 2019, then before the end of the first quarter of 2020.
On April 6, 2020, the Northern Fleet press service announced the completion of the next phase of testing the Admiral Kasatonov frigate in the Barents Sea and the beginning of the inter-naval transfer of the ship to the Baltic.
The frigate Admiral Kasatonov is the second ship of the 22350 project and the first serial after the lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov. Displacement of 5 thousand tons with a length of 135 m and a width of 16 m. The frigate is able to travel 4500 miles, while developing a speed of up to 29 knots. Autonomy of navigation is 30 days. The crew is from 170 people.
Main power plant: gas turbine engine with a total capacity of 65 thousand liters. pp., diesel generators with a total capacity of 4 thousand kW.
The frigate is armed with: 130-mm A-192 artillery mount, Poliment-Redoubt anti-aircraft missile system, launchers for 16 anti-ship missiles Onyx or Caliber, anti-submarine complex Package, anti-submarine helicopter Ka-27.