Russian Navy modernized Marshal Shaposhnikov destroyer will start sea trials in Sea of Japan


According to a video released by the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) on October 19, 2020, the Russian Navy modernized Marshal Shaposhnikov Udaloy-class destroyer will start sea trials in the Sea of Japan.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Upgraded Marshal Shaposhnikov destroyer of the Russian Navy on the way for sea trials in the Sea of Japan. (Picture source Russian MoD)


During these seal trials, the crew of Russian Navy Marshal Shaposhnikov destroyer will check operations of the power plant, steering gear, auxiliary mechanisms, communications, detection, and navigation systems The Marshal Shaposhnikov first upgraded antisubmarine ship of project 1155M received major firepower and began trials in the Pacific Ocean in July 2020.

The Marshal Shaposhnikov is a Udaloy-class destroyer of the Russian Navy laid down in 1985. In 2017 the ship received upgrades to its weapon systems and sensors. The upgrade includes vertical launch systems for the Kalibr cruise missile, 3S24 launchers of the Uran missile complex.

The Marshal Shaposhnikov has an overall length of 163 m, a beam of 19.3m, and a draught of 6.2m. The displacement of the ship is 6,200 tons. She can reach a maximum speed of 29 kt and a range of 10,500 nm at 14kt. It has a crew of 300 sailors. 

The Marshal Shaposhnikov destroyer is armed with two 3S14; 16 cells for Kalibr missiles, eight Uran anti-ship missiles, 64 (8 × 8) VLS cells for Kinzhal surface-to-air missiles, one  100 mm (3.9 in) AK-190 naval gun, four  30 mm Gatling guns, eight 553 mm (21.8 in) torpedo tubes, Type 53 ASW/ASuW torpedo and two RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers. 

The Marshal Shaposhnikov has an aft flight deck and two helicopter hangars to support the operations of two Ka-27 Helix-A ASW helicopters.


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