The Admiral Gorshkov frigate, the lead ship of its class, is expected to join Russia’s Navy in December 2016, Deputy Navy Commander Vice Adm. Alexander Fedotenkov told reporters on Friday.
"In the end of the year, in December," he said answering a corresponding question.
The Admiral Gorshkov is the first in a series of six Project 22350 frigates to be produced by Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg under a contract for the Russian Defense Ministry.
The Admiral Gorshkov-class frigates have a displacement of 4,500 tons, a top speed of 29 knots, a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 14 knots, and can go for up to 15 days without resupplying.
The warship has a crew of 210 and an assortment of weaponry, including a 130-mm A-192 gun, the Oniks 3M55 (SS-N-26) anti-ship missiles and the Poliment-Redut shipborne air defense system.
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