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Project 11711 Landing Ship Ivan Gren to Join Russian Navy in November 2017
 
Ivan Gren LST at sea Russia’s Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren will be handed over to the Russian Navy not earlier than November, President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexei Rakhmanov told journalists.
 
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Project 11711 Landing Ship Ivan Gren to Join Russian Navy in November 2017
 
Russia’s Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren will be handed over to the Russian Navy not earlier than November, President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexei Rakhmanov told journalists.
     
Ivan Gren LST at seaRussia’s Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren at sea for the first time
Picture taken on 06.25.2016. Source: RoyalJib / forums.airbase.ru
     
"That will happen not earlier than November as a major degaussing problem was exposed there. Work is ongoing and we shall complete it," he said.

The main issue is for the scientists to confirm that calculations are accurate "so that we do not have to cut (the warship) again," Rakhmanov said.

"Unfortunately, the Ivan Gren has such unlucky fate as it has been built for 14 years by a shipyard which did not belong to the USC. Technical requirements to the warship changed three times during the period,"
he said.
The Ivan Gren is the lead warship of project 11711. Its keel was laid by Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in December 2004 and the floating took place in May 2012. In June 2016 the warship began seagoing tests. The Russian defense ministry ordered Yantar Shipyard to build another warship of the type - the Petr Morgunov which has to be handed over to the Navy in 2018.


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Comment by Navy Recognition
Sea trials were put on hold in October 2016 after problems surfaced with the degaussing system. A Yantar representative said at the time: "At the initial stage mistakes were made in calculating the magnetic field of the warship and now it is necessary to adjust the degaussing system,"

The warship was set to be handed over to the Russian Navy by the end of 2016. The defense ministry ordered Yantar to build yet another warship of the project - the Petr Morgunov. It has to be passed on to the Navy in 2018.