The Russian military ordered the construction of two universal “paratroopers”

Then defense Ministry has concluded with the Kerch Zaliv shipyard the contract to build two amphibious assault ships, reports TASS citing a source in the military-industrial complex. The amount of the transaction amounted to about one hundred billion rubles. Earlier it was reportedthat the first ship of this class will be transferred to military until the end of 2027.

Currently in service with amphibious assault ships there. They are intended for fast landing of troops and military equipment ashore. They have an extensive internal compartments. On the deck of these ships can be several helicopters of different classes, responsible for exploration, cargo transportation and fire support of landing.

Displacement promising universal “paratrooper” will be 15 thousand tons. The ship can carry more than 10 helicopters of different classes. In addition, he will receive the camera dock for landing craft. As noted by MIl.Press FlotProm, the technical design of the ship is already prepared and is fully consistent with the technical task of then Navy.

Shipbuilding plant Zaliv located in Kerch, capable to build ships up to a length of 300 meters and a width of up to 50 meters with a displacement of up to 150 thousand tons.

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