Text from TASS from February 2021...
MOSCOW, February 16. /TASS/. The improved Project 22350 frigates Admiral Amelko and Admiral Chichagov will become the carriers of hypersonic weapons and will be capable of carrying 32 cruise missiles each, a source in the domestic shipbuilding industry told TASS on Tuesday.
"The pair [the frigates Admiral Amelko and Admiral Chichagov] will be capable of accomplishing the tasks that standard serial-produced ships of this series fulfil. They will carry a larger ammunition load. A possibility is available for installing hypersonic weapons," the source said.
"Under the contract, they will carry four versatile shipborne launchers each and this series of ships will be continued. Each launcher is designed for eight Kalibr-NK and/or Oniks cruise missiles and, eventually, for Tsirkon [hypersonic] weapons," the source said.
TASS has no official confirmation of this information yet.
The original Project 22350 serial-produced warships built at the Severnaya Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) carry two versatile shipborne launchers each. The Russian Navy is currently using the Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov for testing Tsirkon hypersonic weapons.
The frigate Admiral Gorshkov test-launched a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile for the first time in early October 2020. The missile launched from the White Sea struck a sea target in the Barents Sea. The Tsirkon developed a speed of Mach 8 and climbed to an altitude of 28 km. The next test-launch took place in November 2020. A Tsirkon missile successfully struck a sea target at a distance of 450 km, developing a speed of over Mach 8.