USC to build additional Project 11711 landing ships

Ivan Gren

Two or three additional Ivan Gren-class amphibious assault ships will be built for the Russian Navy by United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).

Although details of the contract have yet to be finalised, USC president and CEO Alexei Rakhmanov has confirmed that the company will build two or more ships under Project 11711. Changes to the hull will be incorporated starting with the third ship in the class.

This comes after the Russian Navy’s recent announcement that additional “green-water warships” will be accepted by the service within the next five years.

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