The first serial BDK of project 11711 "Peter Morgunov" will be returned from the factory sea trials to the Baltic shipyard "Yantar" after June 8. This was reported by TASS with reference to a source in the shipbuilding industry.
According to the interlocutor of the news agency, BDK will return to "Yantar" to conduct regular finishing work before the next stage of the ZHI. At this stage of factory sea trials, the ship set off on May 25.
At the beginning of next week, the Peter Morgunov BDK will return to Yantar after the ZHI for regular finishing work
- said the source.
According to the press service of Yantar, it is planned that in June the BDK will go over to state tests, after which it will be transferred to the Russian Navy.
According to the plans announced earlier, the BDK was supposed to finish the sea trials by mid-April and immediately switch to the state, so that in May it would become a part fleet. Now, according to the announced new plans, the delivery deadline for the ship to the customer has again been postponed.
BDK "Peter Morgunov" is the second ship of the project 11711 and the first serial after the lead BDK "Ivan Gren". Laid down in June 2015 and launched on May 25, 2018. 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.
BDK 11711 is able to accommodate 13 tanks or more than 30 armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles. The ship also provides for the deployment of a reinforced battalion of the Marine Corps, as well as the temporary basing 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.