The Russian Navy Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov-class frigate Admiral Flota Kasatonov entered the Barents Sea to continue the test program, on Feb. 20.
In the Northern Fleet combat training grounds, the new frigate will perform maneuvering while testing systems and mechanisms.
On Feb. 20, the ship ‘s crew worked out the interaction with an aircraft. Four Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft of the Northern Fleet Air Force and Air Defense flew over the frigate.
Earlier, in the water area of the Barents Sea, the frigate fired artillery at sea and coastal targets and worked out a number of other elements of the test program. And the frigate’s missile weapons complex was tested in the White Sea. The ship’s crew fired a Kalibr cruise missile at a coastal target located on the Chizha range in the Archangel region and fired Kalibr and Onyx cruise missiles at sea target positions in the White Sea.
Admiral Flota Kasatonov is the second ship of the Admiral Gorshkov class. The frigate was laid down in Northern Wharf Shipyard in Saint Petersburg on 26 November 2009 and launched in December 2014.
The ship is named after Vladimir Kasatonov, a Soviet military leader, fleet admiral, and Hero of the Soviet Union (25 November 1966).