Russia to build two more large amphibious assault ships

December 3, 2018 (TASS) – Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) will build two or three more Ivan Gren-class large amphibious assault ships for the Russian Navy, Corporation CEO Alexei Rakhmanov said on Monday. “A decision has been made to finalize the Ivan Gren project. In particular, there will be changes in the hull. There are plans to build at least two or more ships under the improved project,” the chief executive said. “There is no contract yet,” he added. As Rakhmanov said, the second ship of the first series, the…

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Major amphibious ship Ivan Gren to join Russian Navy before late June 2018

The major amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren will join the Russian Navy until the end of June this year. The major amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren – Project 11711 lead ship – was designed by the JSC Nevsky Design Bureau and built at the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad. Project 11711 is further development of Project 1171, which was used in the 60-70s by the abovementioned shipyard for building a series of 14 ships. The ship Ivan Gren’s state trials started in November 2017. The tests continued in early April 2018.…

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