MOSCOW, (BM) – Tests of the Russian frigate “Admiral of the Casatonov Fleet” in the Barents Sea interfered with the operation of radio equipment and radars in northern Norway, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according report of the local newspaper Aftenposten, citing the Ministry of Defense of the country.
According to the publication, radio interference was recorded in the Kirkines area on the day when the Russian military conducted the tests. At the same time, Norwegian experts said that the interference was not created intentionally, but became a side effect of the maneuvers. “This is like a general increase in noise, not a deliberate attempt to jam the GPS network,” said Per Eirik Heimdahl, spokesman for the National Communications Service.
According to the website of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, tests of the “Admiral of the Kasatonov Fleet” ship began on November 20. After their completion, the frigate will be part of one of the formations of surface ships of the Northern Fleet.
“Admiral of the Kasatonov Fleet” was designed by the Northern Design Bureau and built at the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg. It is the first serial frigate of project 22350, that is, a multifunctional warship capable of effectively fighting surface, air and underwater enemies, as well as striking land and coastal targets over a distance of over 1,500 kilometers.
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Source: Nezavisimaya Gazeta