The Russian Defense Ministry is going to modernize the large anti-submarine ship (BOD) “Udaloy” of project 1155 – “Admiral Vinogradov”. It will become part of the Pacific Fleet. This was reported to Izvestia by sources in the military-industrial complex and the defense department on Wednesday, December 9.
The ship will be armed with cruise missiles “Caliber”, X-35 and hypersonic “Zircon”. Also, “Admiral Vinogradov” will have “significantly strengthened” air defense systems.
Experts say that the frigate will become one of the most powerful in the Far East. However, according to the interlocutors of the publication, the issue of modernizing the ship will be finally resolved only after analyzing its condition, as well as the amount of work needed. Experts believe that after the modernization, the Udalye will serve for at least five years.
In total, 12 BODs were built according to the project 1155 Udaloy (another one was built according to the improved project 1155.1). Now the Russian Navy has eight ships of Project 1155.
The ships of this project turned out to be technically advanced: among other things, they can strike at surface targets.
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