Russian Ministry of Defense: Black Sea fleet will receive new frigate Admiral Makarov equipped with cruise missiles

The frigate Admiral Makarov, built in the Baltic Yantar Shipyard and equipped with high-precision missile weapons will join Russia’s Black Sea Fleet as early as November this year, as reported by the Russian Defense Ministry.

"It is planned that the frigate Admiral Makarov of Project 11356 will make a transition to the Black Sea Fleet to a permanent location in November this year, after completion of all stages of testing and preparation of equipment for the inter-fleet transition from the Baltic to the Black Sea," said the deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Vice Admiral Viktor Bursuk. He noted that this would allow the Black Sea Fleet to perform tasks in its area of responsibility even more effectively.

The Admiral Makarov was laid on February 29, 2012 and set afloat on September 2, 2015. This is the third vessel in the Project 11356 series of patrol ships that are being custom-built for the Russian Defense Ministry at the Baltic Yantar Shipyard. The first two ships of the series, the Admiral Grigorovich and the Admiral Essen were put into service on March 11 and June 7, 2016, respectively. Both ships are currently operating as part of the Black Sea Fleet.

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