Small landing hovercraft ship project 12322 "Mordovia" will return to the Baltic fleet in February 2020 after completion of the repair. This was announced by the Director General of the Baltic Yantar Shipyard Eduard Efimov.
According to Efimov, the ship was put into repair in November 2019, work on the ship's hull is on schedule and will be completed in February 2020. Repair of a similar DKVP "Eugene Kocheshkov" at the plant took less than six months.
In February 2020, they must be completed, and the ship will return to service
- said Efimov.
Earlier it was reported that both DKVP will be modernized. During the improvement, the ships will receive modern navigation systems, they will upgrade their weapons, install new means of communication and control, as well as the latest automatic control system (ACS). The beginning and terms of modernization are not called.
Recall that currently in the Russian Navy there are two mdkvp project 12322 - "Mordovia" and "Evgeny Kocheshkov", which are part of the Baltic Fleet. In the early 1990s, the USSR Navy included eight DKVP Zubr, but after the collapse of the country, most of them went to Ukraine.
At the end of July last year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said that the state armament program until 2027 provides for the construction of air-cushion landing ships of projects 12322 Zubr and 12061 Murena. Construction will be carried out at the Khabarovsk shipyard.
The hovercraft of Project 12322 of the Bison type has a length of 57 meters and a width of 20 meters. Displacement is 535 tons, draft - only 2 meters. It is equipped with high-temperature gas turbine engines that provide the ship with an air cushion thanks to four 2,5-meter propellers, and it is driven by three more propellers with a variable angle of attack and diameters of 5,5 meters. The ship is capable of speeds of 70 knots or 130 km / h. The Bison can land on 78% of the coast of the world without any preparation, although landing ships with opening nose ramps do this only on 14% of coastlines. The ship is capable of delivering three to the coast tank weighing up to 150 tons or 10 armored personnel carriers with marines. In addition to transporting troops, the ship can carry out the installation of minefields and provide fire support to the troops.