The first serial BDK project 11711 "Pyotr Morgunov" will be released for state tests after the Day of the Naval fleet. This was reported by the press service of the Yantar Shipyard, which built the ship.
As reported, the large landing craft "Petr Morgunov" began the transition from Baltiysk to Kronstadt to participate in the Main Naval Parade, which will be held on July 26 in honor of the Day of the Russian Navy. At the same time, it is noted that the BDK has not yet completed the test program, therefore, after the Navy Day, the delivery team and the ship's crew will begin state tests. There is no information on the timing of the completion of state tests and the transfer of the ship to the fleet.
On July 10, the BDK entered the final stage of factory sea trials. They were supposed to end by the middle of this month. The ship is being tested intermittently for finishing work, so it is too early to talk about the timing of the ship's transfer to the fleet. All previously announced plans for passing tests have significantly shifted to the right.
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.