“The transfer team and the crew of the frigate Admiral Essen are preparing for the second stage of state tests - shooting in the Barents Sea,” Mikhailov said.
“It is planned that the ship will go from the Baltic to the North on March 21. In mid-April, the Admiral Essen should return to the factory harbor to conduct an audit and sign the transfer act, ”he said.
The interlocutor noted that “in the state testing program, which the frigate launched on January 30, 2016, all ship systems were checked at the ranges of the Baltic Fleet in the Baltic Sea, artillery firing was conducted, interaction with the sea was worked out aviation».
The responsible deliverer of the order to the military department, Viktor Bashashin, noted that "representatives of the state commission highly appreciate all the characteristics of the ship."
"Admiral Essen" - the second in a series of ships project 11356, being built for the Black Sea Fleet. The frigate was laid in July 2011-th, launched - in November 2014.