Severnaya Verf shipyard in St.. Petersburg will start building a second-class frigate Admiral Gorshkov Project to 22,350 Russian Navy. The second frigate will be named the Admiral Kasatonov designed to make long-distance attacks, anti-submarine and escort missions.
Admiral Gorshkov class frigate Project 4500 weighs 22,350 tons, 130 meters long and 16 meters wide with a maximum cruise 4500 nm.
The main armament of this frigate 8 anti-ship cruise missiles SS-NX-26 Yakhont, a new canon A-192 130 mm, a system of ASW (Anti-Submarine) Medvedka-2 air defense systems and medium-range Hurricanes, one Ka-32 helicopters.
According to military sources, the Russian Navy frigate want this class to 20 ships, which will be placed in the Baltic Fleet, Black Sea, the North and the Pacific.