Russian amphibious assault ship to resume sea trials
The Russian Navy’s Ivan Gren-class (Project 11711) large amphibious assault ship Pyotr Morgunov will recommence sea trials in mid-May 2020, official news agency TASS reported on 6 May.
The trials had been expected to restart in April but they were postponed for undisclosed reasons. Initial trials began in December 2019.
TASS cited a shipbuilding source from Nevskoye Design Bureau as saying that the Russian Navy is due to receive delivery of the vessel at the end of this month.
Pyotr Morguov was laid down in June 2015 as the product of a September 2014 contract between the shipbuilder and the Russian MoD.
Capable of transporting 13 MBTs or 36 APCs/IFVs, the 5,000t vessel is armed with 30mm six-barrel artillery guns and contains two Kamov Ka-29 attack helicopters in its deck hangars.
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