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Advanced amphibious assault ship joins Russian Navy

Advanced amphibious assault ship joins Russian Navy 16 June, 2018

Russian Navy accepted (Project 11711) the large amphibious assault lead ship Ivan Gren for service in the Russian Navy. Acceptance tests of the advanced amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren started in Baltic Sea, in November 2017 but were suspended by the customer in late December to deal with technical problems that had emerged. The warship’s trials restarted on April 3, 2018 after the technical problems had been solved.

Ivan Gren was developed by the Nevskoye Design Bureau in St. Petersburg. It was laid down by the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in December 2004 and launched in May 2012. Its sea trials began in June 2016.

The Ivan Gren can carry 13 main battle tanks or 36 armoured personnel carriers and up to 300 marines. The amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren is armed with 30mm six-barrel artillery systems and two Kamov Ka-29 transport/attack helicopters in its deck hangars.

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