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Russian Project 1155 destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov deployed to Sea of Japan for drills.

| 2021

According to information published by Tass on December 6, 2021, a group of the Pacific Fleet’s warships comprising the frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov and the corvette Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov has deployed to the Sea of Japan for the first drills in the new combat training period.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Russian Project 1155 (Udaloy-class) destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov (Picture source: Alphacoders)

After completing the inspection of its upgraded systems and equipment, the frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov will enter service with the Pacific Fleet’s constant alert forces, the statement says.

In the spring of this year, the frigate that underwent heavy upgrade successfully conducted test-launches of seaborne Kalibr cruise missiles against coastal and naval targets from the Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan.

The Marshal Shaposhnikov is a Udaloy-class destroyer of the Russian Navy laid down in 1985. In 2017 the ship received upgrades to its weapon systems and sensors. The upgrade includes vertical launch systems for the Kalibr cruise missile, 3S24 launchers of the Uran missile complex.

The Marshal Shaposhnikov has an overall length of 163 m, a beam of 19.3m, and a draught of 6.2m. The displacement of the ship is 6,200 tons. She can reach a maximum speed of 29 kt and a range of 10,500 nm at 14kt. It has a crew of 300 sailors.

The Marshal Shaposhnikov destroyer is armed with two 3S14; 16 cells for Kalibr missiles, eight Uran anti-ship missiles, 64 (8 × 8) VLS cells for Kinzhal surface-to-air missiles, one 100 mm (3.9 in) AK-190 naval gun, four 30 mm Gatling guns, eight 553 mm (21.8 in) torpedo tubes, Type 53 ASW/ASuW torpedo and two RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers.

The Marshal Shaposhnikov has an aft flight deck and two helicopter hangars to support the operations of two Ka-27 Helix-A ASW helicopters.

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