Russia to convert anti-submarine warship into frigate by 2025
The Pacific Fleet's Project 1155 massive anti-submarine warfare ship Admiral Vinogradov will be upgraded to a frigate by 2025, enhancing its strike capability with Kalibr-NK cruise missiles.
Project 1155, a massive anti-submarine warfare ship, will be converted to guided missile frigates. Aside from the Marshal Shaposhnikov and Admiral Vinogradov, the Russian Pacific Fleet currently has five more warships of the same kind in service.
The upgraded guided-missile frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov was previously announced to be returning to the Russian Pacific Fleet by the end of 2021 after passing trials.
Marshal Shaposhnikov test-fired a Uran anti-ship cruise missile for the first time during trials in late December 2020, according to the Pacific Fleet's press office. There have been no records yet of other missiles launched by the frigate as a result of its upgrade.
Marshal Shaposhnikov, a Project 1155 large anti-submarine warfare ship, was converted into a multi-purpose frigate capable of battling land, naval, and underwater targets during the upgrade.
The frigate was equipped with the most modern artillery armament as well as the new Kalibr-NK and Uran strike missile systems. When opposed to its initial name, its firepower increased by many magnitudes.
The warship is fitted with 2 powerful shipborne launchers that can fire 16 Kalibr-NK and Oniks cruise missiles, as well as Tsirkon hypersonic weapons in the future.
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