Russia’s Navy to Take Delivery of Second Admiral Gorshkov-Class Stealth Frigate in 2019

October 2, 2018

The Diplomat:

The second Admiral Gorshkov-class (Project 22350) guided missile frigate, Admiral Kasatonov, will be delivered to the Russian Navy in 2019, according to the director general of Severnaya Verf shipyards in St. Petersburg, Russia.

“The second Project 22350 frigate, Admiral Kasatonov , is now 99 percent complete,” Igor Ponomaryov was quoted as saying by IHS Jane’s Navy International on October 1. “The first phase of the ship’s factory trials is scheduled for November, and both factory and state trials will be completed next year. We’re planning to deliver the ship to the navy by the end of 2019 or even earlier.”

The Admiral Kasatonov was initially slated for delivery in February 2018 and was to commence sea trials in July. However, this summer the head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Alexei Rakhmanov, announced that the ship would be delivered with at least an eight months delay in the last quarter of 2019. He cited November or December 2019 as possible delivery dates.

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