Sea trials for Russian Navy’s latest landing ship

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The Russian Navy's Project 11711 landing ship Ivan Gren has completed sea trials in the Baltic Sea.

Shipbuilder Yantar said the seaborne part of the trials of the large amphibious assault ship was completed on May 3.

She has returned to the shipyard for a technical review and finishing work before being delivered by the end of the month.

Ivan Gren is the lead ship of a new class of Russian Navy landing ships built to replace the old Project 1171 Alligator-class LSTs. 

The second ship in the class, Peter Morgunov, is scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2018.

Project 11711 ships displace between 5,000 and 6,000 tonnes and carry up to 13 battle tanks or 36 armoured personnel carriers.

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