Russia to Go Ahead With Lavina Amphibious Assault Ship Project, Preliminary Design Completed - TASS

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Russia to Go Ahead With Lavina Amphibious Assault Ship Project, Preliminary Design Completed
 
The Krylov State Research Center completed the preliminary design of the versatile amphibious assault ship for the Russian Navy, the center’s executive director, Mikhail Zagorodnikov, told TASS on Thursday. He also said there is "no doubt" the ship will be developped. The Lavina (Avalanche) project was first unveiled during the ARMY-2015 defense exhibiton.

"Krylov Central Scientific Research Institute is developing an alternative to the two Mistral LHDs. Avalanche will have a displacement of 24,000 tons, even more than the French ship"
- a spokesman said at the time.
     
The Krylov State Research Center completed the preliminary design of the versatile amphibious assault ship for the Russian Navy, the center’s executive director, Mikhail Zagorodnikov, told TASS on Thursday. He also said there is "no doubt" the ship will be developped.Image showing Krylov Central Scientific Research Institute's Avalanche (Lavina) Project with the official seal of the Russian Navy.
     
"Unlike the destroyer Leader and icebreakers, the all-purpose amphibious assault ship will not require much R&D work as most of its main components have already been developed," Zagorodnikov said.

"There is no doubt that the ship will be developed," he added.

"We have the expertise to develop the hull, which was demonstrated when the Russian shipyards were building two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships. [...] We have acquired the expertise and can say without any doubt that we’ll carry through the project of developing the all-purpose amphibious assault ship," Zagorodnikov said.
     
The Krylov State Research Center completed the preliminary design of the versatile amphibious assault ship for the Russian Navy, the center’s executive director, Mikhail Zagorodnikov, told TASS on Thursday. He also said there is "no doubt" the ship will be developped. The Lavina (Avalanche) project was first unveiled during the ARMY-2015 defense exhibiton. Image showing Krylov Central Scientific Research Institute's Avalanche (Lavina) Project.
     
"To date, the preliminary design has been completed and promising results have been produced," Zagorodnikov said. "The concept has been defined, and there is a clear understanding of what kind of ship we want to build."

According to him, the Krylov Center will handle the engineering design phase of the all-purpose amphibious assault ship development from early 2016. "The work on the engineering design is beginning," Zagorodnikov added.

He said a simulator ship had been designed for the versatile amphibious assault ship concept implementation and testing the operation of a helicopter group [intended for basing on ships of the kind]. "Essentially, it is a full-scale ship, but we call it a simulator. It is designed for devising methods, techniques and procedures for the helicopters in a realistic environment at sea," the Krylov Center’s head said. "The ship itself will be able to simulate sea-level conditions and the wave-impact load. There is money to pay for it, and we shall release a tender for its construction."

According to early reports, Lavina cruising range will be 5,000 miles at a speed of 18 knots, max speed - 22 knots, with a crew of 320 sailors. The ship will be able to accomodate 500 marines and 50 armored vehicles. According to the source, Avalanche will be able to carry 16 helicoptersof types Ka-27, Ka-29 and Ka-52K for ASW, SAR and Strike missions. It is also expected to have on board six landing craft project 11770 Serna or six amphibious assault craft project 03160 "Raptor". The ship is set to be armed with a AK-176M gun mount and AK-630M-2 "Duet" CIWS. It will also be fitted with the new Pantsir-M Surface Ship Air Defense system.

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