Frigates like "of Admiral Gorshkov" in the near future will be the main warships of the Russian Navy, said the Minister of Defense, Army General Sergei Shoigu.
"In the short term these multi-purpose frigates, equipped with long-range precision weapons, should be the main warships of the Navy," - he said.
Shoigu said that the adoption of their adopted will ensure the systematic update of surface naval forces and to 30% increase their combat potential, reports TASS.
However, in March, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said that the army runs the risk of not get the latest time frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" and "Admiral Makarov" of concern "Almaz-Antey".
In the same month, Defense Minister of Russia Sergey Shoigu demanded to comply with terms of performance of the state defense order.