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Russian shipbuilders to improve Ivan Gren-class amphibious assault ships

March 19, 13:42 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The Ivan Gren is the first amphibious assault ship designed and built in Russia’s modern history

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MOSCOW, March 19. /TASS/. Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) will improve Ivan Gren-class amphibious assault ships, taking into account the Navy’s remarks, USC Head Alexei Rakhmanov said on Tuesday.

"As we make arrangements for the production of the next two amphibious assault ships, we will take into account all the drawbacks expressed by the fleet," the corporation chief said.

The project of amphibious assault ships will be improved from the viewpoint of their maneuverability, their readiness for sea transits, the crew habitability and the ergonomics of building the ship, he added.

The Ivan Gren is the first amphibious assault ship designed and built in Russia’s modern history. The Ivan Gren was designed by the Nevskoye Design Bureau in St. Petersburg and built at the Yantar Shipyard on the Baltic coast in Kaliningrad. The work on the warship lasted over 20 years due to numerous readjustments to meet the Russian Navy’s requirements.

The Ivan Gren was accepted for service in the Russian Navy on June 20, 2018.

The Pyotr Morgunov is the second and the last Project 11711 warship being built for the Navy.

The Ivan Gren-class warships can carry 13 main battle tanks or 36 armored personnel carriers (infantry fighting vehicles) and up to 300 marines. The amphibious assault ship can also transport a reinforced marine infantry company with organic military hardware and land it with the use of pontoons.

The amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren is armed with 30mm six-barrel artillery systems and two Kamov Ka-29 transport/attack helicopters in its deck hangars.

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