The newest Russian Navy frigate of the project 22350 “Admiral of the fleet Kasatonov” within the framework of the final stage of state tests performed anti-torpedo firing. During the tests, the small anti-submarine ship (SAS) “Aleksin” of the Baltic naval base attacked the frigate with a training torpedo. The crew of “Kasatonov” used an anti-torpedo from the anti-submarine complex “Paket”. In the sea ranges of the Russian Baltic fleet, the ship’s crew, together with representatives of the industry, worked out the protection of the frigate with the use of an anti-torpedo from the small-sized anti-submarine complex “Paket”. As a result of the exercise, the torpedo of the SAS “Aleksin” was successfully repelled.
Anti-submarine complex “Paket” is designed to destroy submarines and torpedoes in the near zone of the ship. The system independently, or as part of the ship’s anti-submarine defense and anti-torpedo protection circuit, provides in automatic or automated modes the development of target designation according to the ship’s sonar systems and stations, as well as the detection, classification and determination of the movement parameters of torpedoes attacking the ship. The complex consists of a control system, a specialized sonar targeting station, launchers and small-sized torpedoes themselves in thermal anti-submarine and anti-torpedo variants.
Admiral Flota Kasatonov is an Admiral Gorshkov class frigate of the Russian Navy and the second ship of the class. She was laid down on 26 November 2009 and launched on 12 December 2014. The ship is named after Hero of the Soviet Union Vladimir Kasatonov. The Admiral Gorshkov class, Russian designation Project 22350, is the newest class of frigates being built by the Severnaya Verf in Saint Petersburg for the Russian Navy. The class was designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau and incorporates use of stealth technology. So far, six vessels of the class have been ordered and scheduled for delivery by 2025.