Admiral Gorshkov-class frigate

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Sergey Gorshkov class.GIF
Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov.
Class overview
Name: Admiral Gorshkov class
Builders: Severnaya Verf (Northern Wharf Shipyard), St. Petersburg
Operators:  Russian Navy
Preceded by: Neustrashimy-class frigate
In commission: 0
Planned: 15[1]
Building: 2
Completed: 2[2]
General characteristics [3]
Type: Frigate
  • Standard:4,500 tons
  • Full: 5,400 tons[4]
Length: up to 135 m (443 ft)
Beam: 16 m (52 ft)[5]
Draught: 4.5 m (15 ft)
Speed: 29.5 knots (54.6 km/h; 33.9 mph)
Range: 4,850 nmi (8,980 km; 5,580 mi) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Endurance: 30 days
Complement: 210
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Air search radar(S): Furke-4 5P-27 main radar for Detection, tracking and targeting of air and surface targets,[7] Poliment 5P-20K 4 faced active phased array search, tracking and guidance/management radar [8][9]
  • Surface search radar: Monolit 34K1 surface search, AShM and additional artillery targeting radar
  • Main Artillery radar fire control system : Puma 5P-10
  • Sonar: Zarya M sonar, Vinyetka towed array sonar
  • Navigation: 3 × Pal-N radars
  • Other: 2 × target illuminators aft superstructure for Palash CIWS
  • Communications: Vigstar Centaurus-NM
  • Electro-Optical Systems: 2 × MTK-201M and 2 × 5P-520
  • Combat system: Sigma/Sigma 22350
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • EW Suite: Prosvet-M
  • Countermeasures:
  • 2 × PU KT-308
  • 8 × PU KT-216
  • 1 × 130mm Amethyst/Arsenal A-192M naval gun with rate of fire of 45 rds per minute [10]
  • 16 (2 × 8) UKSK VLS cells fitted with P-800 Oniks (SS-N-26) and/or Kalibr missile system (SS-N-27)
  • 32 (4 × 8) Redut VLS cells housing 9M96, 9M96M, 9M96D/9M96DM(M2) family of missiles and/or quad-packed 9M100 short range missiles
  • 2 × Palash CIWS
  • 2 × 4 330mm torpedo tubes for Paket-NK anti-torpedo/anti-submarine torpedoes
  • 2 × 14.5mm MTPU pedestal machine guns
Aircraft carried: 1 × Ka-27 series helicopter
Aviation facilities: Helipad and hangar for one helicopter

The Admiral Gorshkov-class frigates, also known as Project 22350, are a class of frigate of the Russian Navy. They were designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau, Saint Petersburg, the lead ship being named after Sergey Gorshkov.[11]


Project 22350 is the successor of the Krivak class. Unlike their Soviet-era predecessors the new ships are designed to perform multiple roles. The ships are to be able to execute long-range strikes, conduct anti-submarine warfare and to carry out escort missions.


The Russian Navy has set a requirement for 20-30 such ships.[12] The design of the ship, developed by Severnoye PKB (Northern Design Bureau) FSUE in St. Petersburg, was approved by Naval Command in July 2003.[13] The plan is to fully replace the older Project 956 Sovremenny class destroyers and Project 1135 Burevestnik class frigates in four Russian fleets.[14]

The lead ship, Admiral Gorshkov or its full name - Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov, was laid down on 1 February 2006 in Severnaya Verf Shipyard at St. Petersburg.[15] In late October 2008 the Russian deputy prime minister, Sergei Ivanov, announced that the first ship in the class would be ready by 2011. He said the timely construction of combat ships is a priority task of the Russian shipbuilding industry.[15] The lead ship completion date was announced first as 2009, but later as 2010, and then as 2011. Latest report states that the frigate will join the Russian Navy in November 2013.[16]

On 24 June 2009, during the "МВМС-IMDS 2009" International Naval Expo, the Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky, announced that the production of a second Admiral Gorshkov class frigate would begin at Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg by the end of the year.[17] In November 2009 the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St Petersburg announced that it would start the construction of the second ship of the class Admiral Kasatonov on 26 November.[18] The ship was laid down in a ceremony attended by representatives of the Russian Navy, the St. Petersburg administration, and Admiral Igor Kasatonov - the son of the ship's namesake, Vladimir Kasatonov.[19] In December 2014, one engine from Admiral Kasatonov was transferred to Admiral Gorshkov.[20]

The first frigate was floated out of the launch dock on 29 October 2010. The ship was only 40 percent complete and then began to be fitted out.[21] At present, main mechanical equipment and systems providing safe launching has been installed, including a combined diesel and gas turbine (CODAG) powerplant, gear assemblies, drive shafts and screws, and electric power supply facilities. Further works will be performed at the shipyard's fitting quay.[22]

On August 21, 2012, the Severnaya Verf shipyard announced that it had taken out two four-year loans worth RUB 16.23bn (approx. USD 509.88m) from state-owned Sberbank. The money will be used on the construction of the Admiral Gorshkov class.[23]

Between eight and fifteen ships are to be constructed for the Russian Navy. The Northern Wharf Shipyard has thus far announced having received orders for six units.[24]

The first two ships of the class have gas turbines from Zorya-Mashproekt in Ukraine. Following the 2014 Crimean crisis, the Ukrainians refused to supply Russia with military technology and so NPO Saturn has been commissioned to design new engines. USC forecast these new engines will be available in 2017-18, allowing ships to be commissioned from 2020.[25] However, after the intervention by the Russian government the engines will be constructed in 2016.[26]

According to the president of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) the Admiral Gorshkov class will be the first Russian ship that will receive Russian made gas turbine engines manufactured by NPO Saturn.[27]


Name Namesake Builders Laid down Launched Commissioned Fleet Status
Admiral Gorshkov Sergey Georgiyevich Gorshkov Northern Shipyard, St. Petersburg 1 February 2006[12] 29 October 2010[21][22] Projected November 2017[28] Northern [29] Undergoing trials [30]
Admiral Kasatonov Vladimir Afanasyevich Kasatonov Northern Shipyard, St. Petersburg 26 November 2009 12 December 2014[31][32] 2018[28] Northern Fitting out[33]
Admiral Golovko Arseniy Grigoriyevich Golovko Northern Shipyard, St. Petersburg 1 February 2012[34][35] 2017[36] Northern [37] Under construction
Admiral Isakov[38] Ivan Stepanovich Isakov Northern Shipyard, St. Petersburg 14 November 2013[39] Northern Under construction
Unidentified N/A Northern Shipyard, St. Petersburg Currently unknown Unconfirmed, possibly Pacific Noted to be well along in construction as of early 2018.[a]
Unidentified N/A Northern Shipyard, St. Petersburg Currently unknown Unconfirmed, possibly Pacific Noted to be well along in construction as of early 2018.[a]


  • Project 22350M - Modernized version for Russian Navy, with different mast, radars, electronic radio equipment, sensors and displacement of 8,000 tons.[1]
  • Project 22356 - On 3 November 2010, during the international exhibition Euronaval-2010, United Shipbuilding Corporation presented an export version of the frigate.[40][41]

See also[edit]


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  1. ^ a b May be a Project 22350M vessel.

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