Newest Russian Frigate “Admiral Grigorovich” Completed Trials

Rubric: Russia, Industry

The up-to-date Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich (Project 11356) had successfully finished state trials on Wednesday, December 30, having tested the Caliber cruise missiles in the north of Russia.

That was reported by FlotProm referring to Sergei Mikhailov, press secretary of the Yantar Shipyard.

Frigate Admiral Grigorovich

"Today ended the state trials of Admiral Grigorovich in the north. The ship tested missile systems Shtil and Caliber. Everything passed successfully, and the ship is preparing for backward trip to Kaliningrad. She is expected to reach the homeport in the first half of December", Mikhailov said.

According to the interviewee, upon arrival in Kaliningrad, the ship will be inspected and then prepared for commissioning to the Russian Navy. Hoisting of the St. Andrew’s flag and signing of acceptance certificate are scheduled in February, emphasized Mikhailov.

State trials of the Project 11356 lead ship began in October 2015, and in December she arrived at the Northern Fleet for test firing. Deputy defense minister Yury Borisov said late in December that Project 11356 frigates Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen would be commissioned not earlier than in 2016.


Shtil is a ship-based vertical-launch multimissile air defense system. It is designed for all-round defense of a ship from any airspace attack weapons; reflection of massive missile and air strikes; and delivery of strikes upon ground and sea surface targets.

Caliber missile system is capable to launch both antiship/antisubmarine and antisurface missiles. Missiles may be launched either one by one or by salvo. The system became widely known after its use by the Caspian Flotilla ships against Syrian militants.