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Trials of Russian Navy Project 11711 Amphibious Assault Ship Ivan Gren to Resume in June

Naval Industry News - Russia
Trials of Russian Navy Project 11711 Amphibious Assault Ship Ivan Gren to Resume in June
Factory trials of the large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren suspended over problems with its degaussing system will restart in June this year, Project Management Director at the Yantar Shipyard Roman Fedyunin said.
Ivan Gren LST at sea Russia’s Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren at sea for the first time
Picture taken on 06.25.2016. Source: RoyalJib /
"The Ivan Gren, like the (frigate) Admiral Makarov, is set to take part in the parade on the occasion of Russia’s Navy Day in St. Petersburg on July 30. In view of this, the shipyard has prepared a specified schedule of trials in order to resume them in June. We understand that we’ll have to do everything within quite a short period of time and, of course, the warship’s participation in the parade will noticeably influence the pace of works. But we must deliver the warship this year," the shipyard’s newspaper Vperyod quoted Fedyunin as saying.

"Our proposal will be shortly examined in the defense ministry and we hope for a positive result," he added.

Factory trials of the large amphibious ship Ivan Gren were suspended in late October 2016 over problems with its degaussing system and the warship had to return to the shipyard.

The Ivan Gren large amphibious assault ship of project 11711 is designated for landing operations on adversary-held territory, transportation of combat hardware and equipment. In peacetime the ship is engaged in humanitarian operations. The ro-ro construction allows the armor to move by the tank deck from bow to stern ramps. The two-island ship has a hangar in the stern superstructure. It can accommodate one helicopter but due to the moving device which expands the length of the hangar it can house two helicopters. The hull and the superstructure are made of steel. The warship can carry 13 tanks and 36 armored personnel carriers. The marine strength is 300-380 men. Instead of the landing force the warship can carry 1500 tons of cargo. It can accommodate 1-2 transport-assault Ka-29 helicopters. Seaborne Ka-52K helicopter can also be deployed. Missile armaments comprise two 122-mm non-guided missile units 2x20 122-mm A-215 and Igla antiaircraft complex. Artillery comprises two 100-mm guns A-190 and 30-mm MZAK AK-630M. The warship displacement is 5000 tons, the length is 120 meters and width - 16.5 meters. The speed is 18 knots, the cruising capacity - 30 days and the crew comprises 100 men.

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