Aren't the shipyards full which is why no new order have been issued yet (and the fact that they may come with a new design by then) ?
22350 can operate confidently far away but never alone. No frigate neither destroyer or cruiser actually can be safe alone far away from home waters. 22350 is meant to be build in big numbers contrary to potential cruisers.
Not building frigates because you have good corvettes and some fanart design of mighty 300m cruisers is stupid.
But they have tested and produced some Frigates and their decision was to make a heavier version with more weapons and presumably upgraded equipment... considering the timing perhaps with all Russian subcomponents and systems... once they have tested that out they can decide whether to make large numbers of their standard Frigate or their heavy frigate... so that will have to wait.
In the mean time make corvettes and probably focus on destroyer designs and where they might be laid down first.
They finally cracked construction of large surface combatant and then they immediately went back to being retards
No. They built some good frigates and have tweaked the design to make it better which they need to build and test before they decide which to make 30-40 of over the next 30 years.
They have 6 being built right now and will be finalising the design of the upgraded enlarged M model by next year which should be hitting the water perhaps 2028-2029 for testing.
They currently have plans for 15 of the current design... by 2030 they will probably know if they want more of the same or more of the new M model to continue production after that time.
Russia will most likely sign more contracts for the 22350's, 8 frigates clearly won't be enough for the navy and most situations aren't going to require a Super Gorshkov with 64 Zircons.
The thing is that just because the new heavier ships have 64 UKSK launch tubes does not mean they will carry 64 of anything.
Having 64 Zircons would leave you terribly vulnerable to sub attack for instance, so they might carry a dozen Ovtet missiles, and perhaps other weapons too.
Do you know which ships are used in russian/soviet navies for weapon replenishement ? I never saw pictures of such operations being done at sea.
Probably because they would never fire off an entire weapon load of missiles during an exercise, so reloading at port probably makes sense, though they practise reloading at sea of course because that is an important skill to have.
Submarine tenders and support ships are a staple part of most navies...
I would like to see them have fewer in construction & more actually completed though.
They are restocking their own fleet faster than European HATO is... and the ships they are building seem rather more capable... lets just accept that they way they do it ... works... and does not bankrupt them... and does not require them to get into debt or rely on free handouts from other countries...
How long new ships were running with non-operational systems? Wasn't that 5-year delay, to solve the interfering radars on 956s?
The Udaloys were in service long before their Dagger air defence systems were... (Naval TOR).