The start of the construction of two universal helicopter-carrying dock ships is postponed; the UVKD tab planned for June 29 was postponed to a later date; a new date has not yet been determined. This was reported by TASS with reference to a source close to the shipbuilding industry.
Bookmarks will not be on June 29th. She is transferred. The exact date has not been set, it is still floating. The plant is ready for laying
- the agency leads the words of the source.
The cause of the transfer is not called, perhaps it is associated with the pandemic of the coronavirus. There have been no official applications to this effect.
In May this year, it became known that the Ministry of Defense signed a contract for the construction of two universal landing ships for the Navy. fleet. The laying and construction of the ships will be carried out at the Gulf of Kerch shipyard. It was also reported that the domestic universal landing ships will be given the names Sevastopol and Vladivostok 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.