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Russia eyes Ivan Gren-class landing ships

6th December 2018 - 11:45 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


The Russian MoD is looking to acquire two or three more Ivan Gren-class landing ships, slightly modified from the original design.

According to Alexey Rakhmanov, director general of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, the umbrella holding company which controls the majority of the military shipyards in Russia, a decision has been taken to construct two or three more vessels for the Russian Navy.

Rakhmanov said that there is no yet a firm contract with the Russian MoD but the procurement of the ships has been included in the long-term military plans, to beef up the assault landing capabilities of the

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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