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Two large landing ships will be handed over to the Russian fleet in 2023-2024

MOSCOW, (BM) – The second pair of project 11711 large landing ships, Vladimir Andreev and Vasily Trushin, should be transferred to the Russian Navy in 2023–2024, the Yantar press service of the Baltic Shipbuilding Plant (BSP) told BulgarianMilitary.com.

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“The laying of these ships took place in April 2019, and their transfer to the fleet was determined by the contract for 2023-2024,” the press service said.

Project 11711 is the latest development of Project 1171, according to which in the 1960s and 70s Amber built a series of 14 ships. Since April 2019, the Yantar Shipyard has been building two BDKs of the modernized project 11711 – Vladimir Andreev and Vasily Trushin. The lead ship Ivan Gren has already been handed over to the fleet, and the first production Peter Morgunov will have to replenish the fleet in May 2020.

Large landing ships of project 11711 are designed for landing, transporting machinery and equipment, can transport and land up to 300 marines, more than 30 armored personnel carriers or 13 tanks. The ship is equipped with a Ka-29 transport and landing helicopter.

Earlier, the Deputy General Director of the Nevsky Design Bureau, who developed these ships, Alexey Yukhnin told BulgarianMilitary.com that the second pair of project 117 BDKs will differ from the first enlarged helipad and the new helicopter hangar layout, which allows you to place rotorcraft in parallel, and not one after another.

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At the same time, the ships will retain the landing hold, bow and stern landing devices, interdeck gangway and all general ship equipment. Weapons remained unchanged: 630 mm guns and a twin gun in the nose.

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