The first serial BDK project 11711 "Peter Morgunov" continued to undergo combined factory and state tests. This was announced by the press secretary of JSC Baltic Shipyard Yantar Sergey Mikhailov.
According to Mikhailov, the BDK went to sea to continue the tests, which will last several days. According to the plans, the BDK crew and the Yantar delivery team will check the ship’s weapons complex at one of the Baltic Sea training grounds.
The first artillery firing is coming. Other test tasks will also be practiced.
- said in a statement.
The press service of Yantar explained that at this stage factory trials are being carried out, which are already 50% complete and will last until mid-April. After their completion, the state will immediately start. According to the plans of shipbuilders, the BDK should be transferred to fleet until the end of May of this year, although earlier the transfer was announced for the first quarter.
BDK "Peter Morgunov" is the second ship of the 11711 project and the first serial after the lead BDK "Ivan Gren". Laid down in June 2015 of the year and launched on 25 on May 2018 of the year. The construction of the ship was carried out with delays, since it was necessary to correct the mistakes made in the design of the lead ship. The head "Ivan Gren" was laid in the 2004 year, launched in the 2012 and transferred to the fleet only in the 2018 year.
Currently, the Yantar Shipyard is constructing two more BDKs, which were laid down in April last year for the improved project 11711 - Vladimir Andreev and Vasily Trushin. The deadlines for the delivery of ships are defined in 2023 and 2024.
BDK 11711 is the latest development of Project 1171, according to which in 1960-1970 the Yantar Shipyard built a series of 14 ships. The ship can accommodate 13 tanks or more than 30 armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles. The BDK also provides for the deployment of a reinforced battalion of the Marine Corps, as well as the temporary deployment of various types of ship helicopters. The ship has a cruising range of 4 thousand nautical miles, which allows you to perform tasks in the far sea zone.