Caspian Flotilla will receive three landing craft

In the first half of 2013 in the Caspian Flotilla will include three Russian Navy amphibious boat project 11770 "Chamois. "This was Thursday, December 13, according to the website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

1st of 3 boats already passed state tests in the Northern Fleet and will soon travel to the tests on the Caspian Sea. Two more boats are on the shipyard in Nizhny Novgorod, where the factory finish tests and preparing for the delivery.

Landing boat project "Chamois"Can carry up to 45 tons of cargo, including personnel and wheeled or tracked armored vehicles. Due to the effect of air cavities (air gap underneath, which isolates a huge part of the body from contact with water) boats capable of speeds over 30 knots (55 kilometers per hour) . Besides, the boat can be removed without the help of others from the shallows.

Earlier it was reported that boat project "Chamois"Can be attributed to the helicopter landing ships, docks project" Mistral "who should stand by the Navy. Boats will be used for planting on saving value of military equipment and personnel. Another likely option for the" Mistral "are the amphibious boat project 21820 "Dugong".

According to open sources, the Navy are seven boats of the project "Chamois. "

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