The first serial BDK of project 11711 "Peter Morgunov", which went out in mid-March to continue passing combined factory and state tests, interrupted them and headed for the Yantar Baltic Shipyard. This was reported by TASS with reference to its own source.
According to the agency, the ship began moving from Baltiysk, where it was tested, to Kaliningrad at the Yantar Shipyard. The reason - carrying out finishing work, which, is not specified. When the tests of the BDK will be continued, no information. Earlier it was reported that factory sea trials should end in mid-April and immediately begin the state, in order to transfer the ship before the end of May the fleet.
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.