On 26 February, the Russian Navy’s frigate Admiral Gorshkov departed for its long-range operational voyage. Accompanied by sea tug Nicolay Chike and supply ship Elbrus, Admiral Gorshkov entered the Suez canal from the Mediterranean on March 20.
Admiral Gorshkov [full name: Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov] is a lead ship of the Project 22350-class. The warship was produced by Severnaya Verf shipyard in Saint Petersburg. Admiral Gorshkov was laid down in 2006 and launched in 2010. Project 22350-class frigates can be armed with Kalibr or Onyx cruise missiles as well as possesses other weapons allowing it to engage sufrace and undersurface targets.
According to reprots, the Russian Navy is set to get a total of 15 Project 22350-class frigates.