Russia has started developing modernized Project 22350M [M – modernized] frigates, which would be capable of carrying up to 48 cruise missiles each, the state-run news agency TASS reported on March 19 citing a source in the military-industrial complex.
Preliminary design of the project is complete and was accomplished by the Severnoye Design Bureau. Research and development work and planning for the construction phase are ongoing.
The Project 22350M frigate will have a displacement of 7,000t and will reportedly be capable of carrying both Kalibr cruise missiles and Zorcon hypersonic missiles. The modernized frigate will also get a unified fire control system, which would boost its air defense and artillery capabilities.
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