Military expert, director of the Museum of Air Defense Forces Yuri Knutov called frigates the most powerful type of warship in service with the Russian Navy.
In a conversation with Lenta.Ru on Thursday, December 28, the specialist clarified that, in particular, we are talking about the frigate “Admiral Golovko”. This class of ships is currently undergoing modernization. According to the expert, even old frigates will be modernized to this level; they will be equipped with a universal launcher for launching Kalibr, Onyx and Zircon cruise missiles.
Knutov emphasized that frigates armed directly with Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles will pose a serious threat to the enemy.
On December 26, military historian Dmitry Boltenkov, in a conversation with Izvestia, spoke about strengthening the Baltic Fleet with new ships. According to him, the Admiral Golovko ship, which was accepted into service with the Russian Navy on December 25, will support the deployment of Project 955 Borei nuclear submarines.
Boltenkov added that the multi-purpose ship can carry out strikes with Onyx and Caliber missiles, and in the future – with Zircon hypersonic anti-ship missiles.