ADMIRAL GRIGOROVICH FRIGATE TO JOIN RUSSIAN NAVY SHIPS IN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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The Admiral Grigorovich frigate, armed with the Kalibr cruise missiles, has resumed to carry out military tasks in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Admiral Grigorovich frigate (Photo: Yantar Shipyard)

The Admiral Grigorovich frigate of the Russian Black Sea Fleet has resumed to carry out military tasks in the permanent composition of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, the Interfax news agency reported on Saturday, citing commander of the information support department of the Black Sea Fleet, captain I rank Vyacheslav Truhachev.

“Today, a frigate of the Black Sea Fleet, the Admiral Grigorovich, commanded by captain III rank Anatoly Velichko, has joined the permanent formation of the Navy in the Mediterranean,” Trukhachev said.

He reminded that since April 3 to 5, the Admiral Grigorovich had been a master ship during a unofficial visit of a ship detachment of the Turkish Navy to Novorossiysk and took part in bilateral Russian-Turkish naval exercises of the PASSEX type.

On Friday, the news agency reported, citing its own unnamed informed source that the Admiral Grigorovich frigate, equipped with the Kalibr cruise missiles, was heading off to the operational formation of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea.

“The Admiral Grigorovich is returning in the formation in the Mediterranean Sea after participating in the joint exercises with ships of the Turkish Navy,” the source told Interfax on April 7.

In November of the last year, the Admiral Grigorovich fired the Kalibr cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on terrorists in Syria. The operational formation of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean includes about 10 ships and vessels.

The Admiral Grigorovich frigate is the main ship of the off-shore maritime zone of the project 11356. Ships of this series have a displacement of about 4,000 tons, a speed of 30 knots and a capability of autonomy navigation during 30 days. The Admiral Grigorovich is armed with the Kalibr-NK cruise missiles, the Shtil self-defense guided weapon system, a 100-mm artillery cannon, antiaircraft artillery, a reactive bomb system, torpedoes, and also can carry a ship-based helicopter.

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