The Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren will enter service with the Russian Navy by the end of June, 2018, according to the state-run media.
The Ivan Gren is a leading ship of the class, built at the Yantar Shipyard on the Baltic coast. The warship was laid down by the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia in December 2004 and launched in May 2012. The ship’s sea trials started in June 2016.
The Ivan Gren officially finished state trials on June 2.
The amphibious assault ship can carry 13 battle tanks, 36 armored personnel carriers or infantry fighting vehicles or up to 300 marines. The Ivan Gren is also capable of transporting a reinforced marine infantry company with organic military hardware and land it with the use of pontoons.
The Ivan Gren’s deck hangars allow the usage of two Ka-29 transport attack helicopters.
The Yantar Shipyard is currently building another Ivan Gren-class warhip, the Pyotr Morgunov. This warship is expected to be delivered to the Russian Navy in late 2018.