Russia’s Nevsky Design Bureau (PKB) has developed Varan, a universal sea ship (UMK).
UMK Varan is an aircraft-carrying complex, characterized by a high degree of automation and the possibility of using robotic systems. It can carry 24 multipurpose aircraft, 6 helicopters and up to 20 UAVs, Nevsky said in a booklet released on the occasion of its 90th anniversary.
The ship's displacement is about 45,000. It has a length - about 250 m, width of 65 m, draft at the structural waterline - 9 m. Varan is capable of speeds up to 26 knots.
The displacement of another new ship designed by PKB, the universal landing ship (UDC) is about 30,000 tons. The length of the ship reaches about 220 m, the width is 42 m, the draft along the constructive waterline is 7 m. The new UDC is capable of developing a speed of about 24 knots. There are seven helicopter landing sites on the deck of the ship.