Russia’s state-of-the-art frigate Admiral Grigorovich, armed with Caliber missiles, set off to the Mediterranean Sea from the port of Sevastopol on November 3.
The frigate will join the Russian naval task force off the coast of Syria, the Rusian state-trun “RIA Novosti” news agency reported, citing a source in the law enforcement agencies of the Crimean Republic.
“The vessel is all purpose. It can deliver missile strikes on both surface and ground targets at large distances. It will be also integrated into the joint air defense system of the Russian military grouping,” the source said.
The Admiral Grigorovich-class (Project 11356R/M) is the state-of-the-art class of frigates ordered by the Russian Navy for the Black Sea Fleet. The first of the class, the Admiral Grigorovich, was commissioned in 2016. In total, six frigates have been ordered.