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The frigate of the Pacific Fleet “Marshal Shaposhnikov” has completed the program of factory tests after overhaul and modernization and is included in the permanent readiness forces of the Pacific Fleet.

At sea, the ship confirmed the compliance of the maneuvering and speed qualities with the previously declared characteristics, demonstrated the reliable operation of systems and mechanisms, navigation and radio technical aids.

At the training ranges, the frigate launched Kalibr cruise missiles at sea and air targets, carried out a series of artillery fires, attacked a simulated enemy submarine with torpedoes and depth charges, struck an air target with Dagger anti-aircraft missiles and carried out electronic jamming.

The crews of the Ka-27 anti-submarine and rescue helicopters checked the updated aircraft complex of the ship. Pilots of the Pacific Fleet’s naval aviation successfully performed flights from the deck of the frigate on foot and on the move.

Repair and modernization of the frigate “Marshal Shaposhnikov” was carried out on the basis of JSC “Center for ship repair” Dalzavod “in Vladivostok. Outboard fittings were repaired on the ship, new equipment was installed. As part of the modernization, more than 40% of the hull structures were dismantled and re-manufactured according to the designer’s drawings. The main cable routes have been replaced by 80%. The modernized ship, in addition to anti-submarine and anti-aircraft systems, has been armed with modern strike missile systems “Kalibr-NK” and “Uranus”, as well as the latest artillery and electronic weapons.

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