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Amphibious Landing Ship Ivan Gren Sailing to Russia's Northern Fleet.

| 2018

The Ivan Gren large landing ship of project 11711 left the port of Baltiisk and sailed from the Baltic Sea to the Northern fleet, the Western Military District said.

Russian Amphibious Landing Ship Ivan Gren Completes Acceptance Trials The landing ship "Ivan Gren", project 11711 built at the PJSC "Baltic Shipyard" Yantar during the State Trials, 2018 (c) JSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation"

"Before the departure it trained with Baltic fleet warships all solo actions at sea (K-2 mission), held artillery fire at sea ranges and other events," it said.

A special taskforce of the Navy command checked the readiness of the captain, officers and crew, as well as technical and life-support systems for the sortie. At the Baltic fleet the Ivan Gren displayed good seaworthiness and cohesive operation of all systems during tactical and medical drills and navigation between bases.

Project 11711 big landing ships are designed for landing operations on hostile territory, hardware and equipment transportation. In peacetime they engage in humanitarian operations. The ro-ro ship has a bow to stern through passage for armor. It has a two-island superstructure and a hangar in the stern for one helicopter. The extendable construction makes the hangar fit for two helicopters. The hull and superstructure are made of steel. The ship can carry 13 tanks or 36 armored personnel carriers. The marine strength is 300-380 men. The ships can carry 1500 tons of cargo instead of the landing force. It can carry one-two Ka-29 helicopters or Ka-52K. Artillery arms include one 30mm AK-630M-2 Duet and two 30mm AK-630M. The displacement is 5000 tons, the length is 120 meters and the width - 16.5 meters. The speed is 18 knots, the cruising capacity is 30 days and the crew comprises a hundred men.

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