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ST. PETERSBURG, July 1. /TASS/. Russia’s universal amphibious assault ships, currently being developed by a number of affiliates of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, will have a vast potential in international markets, including those in Latin America, the deputy CEO of Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport, Igor Sevastianov, told the international naval show in St. Petersburg.
"I believe that they have a vast potential on the foreign market. The way I see it, a number of Latin American countries might take interest in them, provided they can afford it," Sevastianov said.
He believes that the ships may have several uses.
"For instance, they can perform the mission of salvage ships and provide invaluable support in eliminating the effects of any calamities - tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, typhoons and volcanic eruptions," he explained.
Earlier, at the international weapons show Army-2015 near Moscow the Russian Navy displayed a model of a unified amphibious assault ship having a displacement of 14,000 tonnes and capable of carrying several helicopters.
The United Shipbuilding Corporation has told TASS that at the moment Russia’s amphibious assault ships are in the concept project phase. It will take less than five years to design and build such a ship.
By 2020 Russian Navy hopes to have the first large new generation amphibious assault ship with a displacement of 16,000 tonnes capable of carrying several helicopters. The image of such a ship has been formed.