Russian Navy to receive frigate Admiral Golovko at the end of this year

According to information published by Tass on August 16, 2022, the Severnaya Verf Shipyard in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia is planning to deliver the Project 22350 frigate Admiral Golovko to the Russian Navy by the end of this year, Shipyard CEO Igor Orlov told at the Army 2022 forum.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001Admiral Gorshkov class frigate Admiral Golovko (Picture source: Russian MoD)

As many as 24 hulls are at various construction stages at the Severnaya Verf Shipyard, including six hulls of Project 22350 frigates and its upgraded version and four corvettes. All of them will carry precision-guided missiles, eight of them will be the carriers of Kalibr-NK cruise missiles, the CEO said.

Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov took part in the tests of the advanced Russian-made Tsirkon hypersonic antiship missile developed and produced by the Research and Production Association of Machine-Building (NPO Mashinostroeniya, part of the Tactical Missiles Corporation) in Reutov. TASS reported earlier that the Tsirkon hypersonic missile was expected to enter service with the Russian Navy this fall.

The Army 2022 international military-technical forum is running on August 15-21 at the Patriot exhibition center outside Moscow. The Defense Ministry is the organizer of the forum.

About the frigate Admiral Golovko

Admiral Golovko is an Admiral Gorshkov-class frigate of the Russian Navy. The ship was laid down on 1 February 2012, and launched on 22 May 2020 by Severnaya Verf in Saint Petersburg.

The Admiral Gorshkov class is the successor to the Neustrashimyy and Krivak-class frigates. Unlike their Soviet-era predecessors, the new ships are designed for multiple roles. They are to be capable to execute long-range strikes, conducting anti-submarine warfare, and carrying out escort missions.

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