The trials of Peter Morgunov Ivan Gren class, the newest large amphibious ship in the Baltic Sea, involved aircraft and helicopters of naval aviation. In the marine ranges of the Baltic Fleet, the ship’s crew, together with industry representatives, tested the radio-technical armament of the ship and the radar stations of the air defence systems. On a regular basis, new equipment for the Russian Navy is being tested in the Baltic Sea training grounds. The ships, support vessels, rescue forces and naval aviation of the Baltic Fleet are involved in providing these measures.
BDK “Peter Morgunov” is the second ship of the 11711 projects and the first serial after the lead BDK “Ivan Gren”. Laid down in June 2015 of the year and launched on 25 on May 2018 of the year. The construction of the ship was carried out with delays since it was necessary to correct the mistakes made in the design of the lead ship. The head “Ivan Gren” was laid in the 2004 year, launched in 2012 and transferred to the fleet only in the 2018 year. Peter Morgunov has a cruising speed of 16 knots, offers a range of 3,500 nm and a maximum endurance of 30 days.
The Ivan Gren class, Russian designation Project 11711, is a class of landing ship that is being built for the Russian Navy. The class was to be composed of two vessels, Ivan Gren and Pyotr Morgunov, but later it was announced that the Russian Navy intends to acquire several more vessels of a modified design. The vessels of the class have a displacement of 5,000–6,000 tons and are able to carry up to 13 main battle tanks or 36 armoured personnel carriers and 300 marines.