New large landing ships (BDK) can be built in Russia. Ilya Samarin, General Director of the Baltic Shipyard (PSZ) Yantar, noted the company’s readiness to continue the series of BDK upgraded project 11711 for the Russian Navy. TASS reports.
“Taking into account the specialization of the plant and extensive experience in the development of military projects, I would like to build on our areas a series of large landing ships that the Russian Navy needs,” he said.
According to Samarin, in the second half of 2022, free slipways will appear at the enterprise after the launch of orders for water. He stressed that new orders will avoid downtime.
The Baltic shipyard “Yantar” built two large landing ships of project 11711 “Ivan Gren” and “Petr Morgunov”. Now the company is working on two ships of the modernized project 11711 “Vladimir Andreev” and “Vasily Trushin” for the Russian Navy.
Earlier, Ilya Samarin said that the ship hulls of the modernized project 11711 are being formed at the PSZ. He noted that the ship construction schedule had been adjusted taking into account their modernization.