The Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov has departed from the Russian Northern Fleet’s main naval base of Severomorsk and set off for Severodvinsk in the northwestern Arkhangelsk Region for planned maintenance and partial upgrade, the Fleet’s press office reported on 2nd April.
“The ship is making transit to the Belomorsk naval base where it will undergo planned maintenance with the partial upgrade of its systems and mechanisms at enterprises of the shipbuilding industry,” the press office said in a statement.
During its inter-base transit, the warship’s crew will continue sharpening naval skills and will practice air defense and anti-submarine warfare tasks, and also measures for ship damage control while on the move at sea, the statement says.
“After the technical works are over, the ship will undergo trials at the Fleet’s combat training ranges in the White Sea,” the press office said.
The Admiral Gorshkov is the Project 22350 lead frigate. Warships of this class displace 4,500 tonnes and can develop a speed of up to 29 knots. They are armed with Oniks and Kalibr missile launchers, and also with the Poliment-Redut surface-to-air missile system. The warships of this Project are capable of effectively fighting enemy surface ships, air and underwater targets and delivering strikes against ground and coastal installations to a range of over 1,500 km.