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November 17, 01:39
BDK "Vladimir Andreev" will be transferred to the Navy in 2024
According to the agency's interlocutor, the ship is currently on the stocks
MOSCOW, November 17. /TASS/. The large landing ship (LHD) of the modernized project 11711 "Vladimir Andreev", being built at the Yantar Baltic shipyard according to an adjusted technical design, will be launched and transferred to the Russian Navy next year. A source in the shipbuilding industry reported this to TASS.
"Vladimir Andreev" is currently on the stocks; by the end of the year, a number of production tasks will have to be completed at the facility. The ship will be launched, begin sea trials and transferred to the Navy by the end of 2024,” the agency’s source said.
TASS does not have official confirmation of this information.
Earlier, Yantar General Director Ilya Samarin told TASS that the ships Vladimir Andreev and Vasily Trushin, laid down at the shipyard in April 2019, differ significantly from the BDK of the basic project 11711, so the construction schedules have been revised taking into account the work on their modernization.
Two large landing craft of the basic project 11711 - "Ivan Gren" and "Petr Morgunov" - serve in the Russian Navy. According to preliminary information, the dimensions of ships built according to the adjusted technical design will increase, their displacement will increase to 7-8 thousand tons. Each of them is capable of transporting up to 13 main battle tanks or up to 36 armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, as well as a battalion of marines.