Russian frigates will be able to carry more Zircon, Kalibr and Onyx missiles

MOSCOW, (BM) – According to the data presented, the advanced frigates of Project 22350 will be able to carry up to 24 strike missiles, including promising Zircons, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Naked Science.

A source in the military-industrial complex spokes about the armament of promising frigates for the Russian fleet.

Read more: Russia plans to launch hypersonic Zircon missile from Severodvinsk submarine

As you know, the Admiral Gorshkov project 22350 lead ship, which has already been put into operation, has 16 launchers, which, in particular, allow the use of new Zircon missiles. The same weaponry will be on the Admiral Kasatonov, which is currently undergoing testing.

However, according to the source, on the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth ships of Project 22350, the number of launchers will be brought up to 24, which will significantly increase the strike potential of one of the main hopes of the Russian fleet.

Note that, in addition to the Zircons, the new frigates will be able to carry Kalibr cruise missiles and Onyx anti-ship missiles.

According to another source, strengthening the armament of the ship should not lead to a significant increase in displacement – which, recall, the frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” is (full) 5400 tons.

Read more: Improved Longer-Range Kalibr Cruise Missile is Under Development in Russia

Earlier, a source in the defense industry called the dates of testing and taking Zircon into service.

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