The Russian Navy’s ‘Peter Morgunov’ Ivan Gren-class large amphibious assault ship conducted artillery firings during final stage of shipbuilder’s sea trials in the Baltic Sea.
Russian defense ministry said on May 28: “The trials of Peter Morgunov newest large amphibious ship involved Ka-27 helicopters and Su-30SM, Su-27 and Su-24 aircraft of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation.”
"At the Baltic Fleet’s naval ranges, the ship’s crew together with industry representatives accomplished a set of artillery firings against air and naval surface targets," Baltic Fleet’s press office said in a statement Friday.
The vessel left Yantar Shipyard on May 23 to undergo shipbuilder’s sea trials. The ship’s radio-technical armament and air defense radars will be tested soon.
State trials of the warship will begin in early June, after which it will be delivered to the Navy.
Pyotr Morgunov is the first serial-produced Project 11711 warship designed by the Nevskoye Design Bureau. The ship has a displacement of 5,000 tons.
It is armed with 30mm six-barrel artillery systems and two Kamov Ka-29 transport/attack helicopters in its deck hangars.
This class of warships can carry 13 main battle tanks or 36 armored personnel carriers (infantry fighting vehicles) and up to 300 marines. The amphibious assault ship can also transport a reinforced marine infantry company with organic military hardware, and land it using pontoons.