The frigates of the modernized project 22350 “Admiral Amelko” and “Admiral Chichagov” will become carriers of hypersonic weapons and will be able to carry a total of 32 cruise missiles. This was reported to TASS by a source in the shipbuilding industry.
“The pair [frigates Admiral Amelko and Admiral Chichagov] will be able to perform tasks that are performed by” classic “serial ships of this project. They have increased ammunition. There is a possibility of installing hypersonic weapons,” he said.
According to him, “according to the contract, they will each have four universal shipborne firing complexes (UKSK), and this series of ships will continue.” Each UKSK is designed for eight Kalibr-NK and / or Onyx cruise missiles, and in the future – Zircon.
“Onyx” and “Zircon” are designed and manufactured by Reutov NPO Mashinostroeniya.