PapaDragon wrote:medo wrote:Black Sea fleet ships now also launch cruise missiles on ground targets, not only Caspian fleet. And again it is done by Buyan-M ships, which is now proven LACM corvette. Now only Grigorovich frigate need to launch cruise missiles as Dagestan frigate launch its missiles too. I think NATO have now quite bad feeling about those small Buyan-M LACM corvettes in Mediterranean sea, specially as they could carry nuclear armed cruise missiles.
With the amount of Buyans and Karakurts that will be coming on line soon I don't think that there is a need for Grigorovich (or any other frigate for that matter) to carry land attack cruise missiles anymore. They can comfortably focus solely on anti ship role and be fully equipped with Onix missiles.
Although they could use this opportunity to fire couple of them just for brag rights.
Actually, it will be still good for Grigorovich frigates and 22160 patrol ships to carry some LACMs as they are better suited for blue water long time patroling than Buyans and Karakurts, which could than stay mostly in Black sea. Constant presence of Grigorovich frigate or 22160 patrol ship in Mediterranian sea armed with LACMs will keep whole Europe in check.