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Marshal Shaposhnikov bulks up after major refit

29th April 2021 - 20:15 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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Udaloy-class (Project 1155) vessel Marshal Shaposhnikov. (Photo: Russian MoD)

An upgrade has transformed the Udaloy-class ASW destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov into a multirole frigate, the Russian Navy claims.

The newly upgraded Udaloy-class (Project 1155) vessel Marshal Shaposhnikov resumed regular service with the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet on 27 April after completing an intensive post-upgrade programme of sea trials.

This occurred exactly three weeks after the Russian MoD announced that Marshal Shaposhnikov test-launched two 3M-54 Kalibr (SS-N-27) cruise missiles.

The first missile launch involved a Kalibr-NK which scored a hit on a stationary ground target 1,000km away. The second firing, conducted in the waters of the Sea of Japan, saw a cruise missile scoring a hit on a surface target simulating an enemy warship at 100km range.

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev

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