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Russian Navy 2nd Project 11356M Grigorovich class Frigate Admiral Essen Starts Sea Trials
 
The second Project 11356M frigate (NATO reporting name: Krivak V-class) Admiral Essen built at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia for the Russian Navy has started undergoing state trials, Shipyard spokesman Sergei Mikhailov told TASS on Monday.
The second Project 11356M frigate (NATO reporting name: Krivak V-class) Admiral Essen built at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia for the Russian Navy has started undergoing state trials, Shipyard spokesman Sergei Mikhailov told TASS on Monday.
 
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Russian Navy 2nd Project 11356M Grigorovich class Frigate Admiral Essen Starts Sea Trials
 
The second Project 11356M frigate (NATO reporting name: Krivak V-class) Admiral Essen built at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia for the Russian Navy has started undergoing state trials, Shipyard spokesman Sergei Mikhailov told TASS on Monday.
     
The second Project 11356M frigate (NATO reporting name: Krivak V-class) Admiral Essen built at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia for the Russian Navy has started undergoing state trials, Shipyard spokesman Sergei Mikhailov told TASS on Monday. The Admiral Grigorovich class is the latest class of frigates ordered by the Russian Navy for the Black Sea Fleet. Picture: Yantar Shipyard
     
"The frigate Admiral Essen staying at the acceptance center in the port of Baltiysk started state trials on January 30," the spokesman said adding that a decision to start the trials had been made by the chairman of the state acceptance commission staying on board the vessel. The Yantar Shipyard and the crew are currently preparing the frigate for going to sea for the first time. The frigate Admiral Essen is planned to go to sea this week.

The frigate’s state trials will last about a month and take place at the Baltic Fleet’s sea ranges. The shipyard is planned to deliver the frigate to Russia’s Navy in April 2016. The frigate

Admiral Essen
was laid down at the Yantar Shipyard on July 8, 2011. It was put afloat on November 7, 2014. The frigate’s technical trials started on October 28, 2015. The Yantar Shipyard is building a series of six Project 11356 frigates under two contracts signed with the Russian Defense Ministry.

The frigates in the class displace 4,000 tons, sail at 30 knots, have an endurance of 30 days and carry the Kalibr missile system with 3M-14, 3M-54 and other precision-guided missiles (the bow-mounted 3S-14 vertical launch system houses eight missiles), Uragan-1 (SA-N-7 Gadfly) multiple-target engagement-capable air defense missile system (3x12 VLS’s, 24 missiles) and Kortik (SA-N-11 Grison) air defense missile/gun system (two combat modules, 2x4 SAM launchers, 32 missiles and 2x6 30-mm antiaircraft guns.

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