The Russian Ministry of Defense has signed a contract for the construction of two universal landing ships for the Navy fleet. The laying and construction of ships will be carried out at the Zeriv shipyard in Kerch. This was reported by TASS with reference to a source in the military-industrial complex.
According to the source, the military department signed a contract with the Gulf Shipyard for the construction of two UDC. The contract value amounted to 100 billion rubles, the laying of ships will take place in the near future. No further details are provided.
The contract has been signed; its total cost is about 100 billion rubles. Bookmark ships should take place in the coming weeks
- the agency leads the words of the source.
Note that the official confirmation of this information from the Ministry of Defense has not yet been received.
Earlier it was reported that the laying of two UDC is scheduled for May this year and will happen in Kerch at the Gulf Shipyard. It is also known that the domestic universal landing ships will be given the names Sevastopol and Vladivostok, which were intended for helicopter carriers of the Mistral type, ordered from France. This decision was made by the General Staff of the Navy.
The lead ship will be part of the Russian Navy until 2027, the first production ship - until 2030. Initially, the displacement of ships should not exceed 15 thousand tons, and the number of helicopters on board - no more than ten. Later, information appeared that the Navy had finally decided on the parameters of the ships being laid and they would receive a displacement of 25 thousand tons.
It is planned that the UDC will carry 20 heavy helicopters and will be able to carry up to two battalions of marines with a total number of up to 900 people.