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Priboy ["Surf"] Large Landing Ship

The Russian Defense Ministry revealed the layout of a new amphibious assault ship during the "Army-2015" military show at a shooting range in Alabino near Moscow in June 2015. With its new amphibious warship, known as Priboy ("Surf"), the Defense Ministry plans to replace the Mistral-class helicopter carriers that France failed to deliver to Russia.

For now, the ship is available in the layout form on the stand. Priboy will be a relatively smaller-size (a 14,000-ton, 165 meters in length and 25 meters in width) helicopter carrier capable of transporting 8 helicopters, up to 600 marines and between 40-60 armored vehicles.

The Neva Design Bureau developed a draft landing craft Priboi ["Surf"] with a displacement of 14,000 tons, which can be an alternative to the French "Mistral". The ship carries eight helicopters on board and can carry up to 500 marines or 40-60 units of armored vehicles.

Amphibious assault ship design "Surf", developed by Nevsky PKB, will have a displacement of about 14,000 tons and can carry up to eight helicopters Ka-27 and Ka-52K. Construction was scheduled to begin in 2016, said the agency. According to him, armed with anti-aircraft ship will be rocket-artillery complex "Carapace-M." "Surf" will be able to carry up to 500 marines and up to 40-60 units. The length of the ship will be 165 meters, width - 25 meters.

The Russian Navy will receive by 2020 the first new-generation landing ship that will be many times heavier than the Ivan Gren class vessels and will be able to carry several helicopters, head of Navy’s shipbuilding department Vladimir Tryapichnikov told reporters on 11 June 2015.

"The construction of new-generation large landing ships will be launched within the next five years, and these ships will many times surpass in displacement the Ivan Gren and Pyotr Morgunov large landing ships, have higher landing force compatibility and will be able to carry not one, but several helicopters," Tryapichnikov said. According to him, the first ship of this class is to be built by 2020. "It will be a new project for the ‘large landing ship’ class," he said.

Director General of the Nevsky Design Bureau Sergei Vlasov told TASS in an interview that the bureau was working on the project of a next-generation landing ship worth 20 million roubles ($365,240). In addition, a high-ranking defence industry source told TASS previously that the designing and building of national amphibious assault helicopter ships was included in the country’s long-term naval construction program for the period until 2050.

Tryapichnikov explained that it is about designing and building a completely new project. "While the project is not specified by name, but his appearance has now been formed. The displacement will be about 16 thousand tonnes. The ship will be able to carry a reinforced battalion of marines, and possibly more, roughly about 6 helicopters of various modifications. The composition of the weapons - the most modern and more menacing, cruising range and autonomy - will increase significantly."

The 16,000 ton displacement would be rather less than the 21,500 tons full load Mistral, but slightly greater that the 14,080 tons full load Project 1174 Ivan Rogov class, and three times that of the 5,000 ton Project 11711 Ivan Gren. This suggests the new design would be a stretched Project 1174 Ivan Rogov.

Nevskoe design Bureau developed the project amphibious assault ship, which will become an alternative to the French " Mistral", said a source in the defence industry 17 June 2015. According to him, production of new items could begin in 2016.

"Amphibious assault ship project" Surf ", developed Nevsky PKB, will have a displacement of about 14 thousand tons and will be able to carry up to eight helicopters Ka-27 and Ka-52K. The construction is expected to begin in 2016, " - said the head of the Department. According to his statement, on the armament of the ship will stand air defense systems " Armour-M ", "Surf" will be able to carry up to five hundred paratroopers and about 40-60 pieces of different mechanisms. The length of the ship will be 165 meters, width - 25.

Construction is expected to begin in Russia in 2018 for a large universal landing ship and helicopter carrier. Captain First Rank Vladimir Tryapichnikov, the head of ship construction for the Russian Navy, discussed this on the radio station Russian News Service on 18 Janaury 2016. "Of course, currently the ship, a large universal amphibious assault ship, is being designed by various organizations. We already have some achievements, as we have determined its appearance. Its realization will begin in 2018, when we start construction of the amphibious assault ship,” he said. As previously reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense, the first large landing ship (BDK) is expected to be built by 2020. The new generation of BDK ships are expected to have a displacement of about 16,000 tons.

KRET is ready to develop new electronic warfare defense systems for the future Russian helicopter-carrier landing ships. KRET enterprises currently supply electronic warfare systems for all types of Navy ships, from boats to frigates. The equipment developed by KRET can be found on all the large surface ships of the Russian Navy, including the Moskva missile cruiser (Project 1164), Peter the Great heavy nuclear missile cruiser (Project 1144), and the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft-carrier cruiser (Project 11435). In addition, KRET enterprises have also helped equip the Talwar frigates built for the Indian Navy with electronic warfare systems.

Russia by the end of 2026 to build two amphibious ships, helicopter carriers with diesel-gas turbine power plant. The basis of their air groups would amount to Ka-52K, source in the Russian "defense industry" told Tass 31 May 2017. "Development work on the helicopter will begin in 2018, in 2020 it is planned to begin construction of the lead ship of its fleet with the delivery in 2024. Production of a single batch of the ship is scheduled for 2022 for delivery in 2026 m.", - the source said.

He clarified that the "helicopter [carrier] will have a diesel-gas turbine unit." This combined system in which diesel - the main engine, and the turbine is needed to boost power. According to the source, "the basis of ships Air Group will be the Ka-52K." Delivery of these helicopters will be synchronized with the supply of helicopter. Also, the ships will be based Ka-27, Ka-29, Ka-31. The source pointed out that at present works by the contractor is not defined, but the construction of helicopter carriers is included in the draft of the new state arms program for 2018-2025.

The exhibition HeliRussia-2017 Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters that Russia's first helicopter will be about 2022. Borisov did not specify any details. On the stand of the Navy at the international forum "Army 2015" was demonstrated model amphibious assault ship "Surf" with a displacement of 14,000 tons. The label for the model indicated that the ship can be equipped with helicopters Ka-27 and Ka-29 and will be armed with anti-aircraft complexes "Blade" and "Carapace-M", as well as the artillery unit A-190 100 mm caliber. He will be able to carry up to 500 people and 60 pieces of equipment, carry two boats such as "Chamois", or four types of "Dugong". Later layout "Surf" is also demonstrated with models of the Ka-52 deck.

Length 165 meters / 535 feet
beam25 m
Displacement 14,000 t
Speed 20 knots
Range 6,000 miles
Autonomy 60 days
Transport capacity
  • 500 Marines
  • 6 helicopters Kamov Ka-27 or Ka-52K
  • 60 vehicles
  • 4 boats landing project 11770M
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    1174 Ivan Rogov

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