The first serial BDK project 11711 "Pyotr Morgunov" continued to undergo state tests, interrupted due to an outbreak of coronavirus infection on the ship. This was reported by the press service of the Yantar Baltic shipyard.
According to the press service, the BDK left the territory of the Yantar shipyard and entered the Baltic Sea to complete state tests. At this stage, the ship's crew, together with the delivery team, will check the work of the artillery and deck aviation.
There is no new data on the transfer of the ship's transfer to the Navy, it is still reported that the Petr Morgunov large landing craft will be transferred in the 4th quarter of 2020, i.e. before the end of this year.
Recall that on October 1, 2020, the BDK interrupted the passage of state tests due to an outbreak of coronavirus infection. 41 out of 206 crew members of the ship were diagnosed with coronavirus infection after the return of the BDK to the Yantar shipyard.
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.