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Russia: Nevskoe Design Bureau unveiled the Varan, a new aircraft carrier concept

The Nevsky Design Bureau (PKB, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) has developed two new projects of universal ships, in particular the Varan universal sea ship (UMK) and a new universal landing ship (UDC). This is stated in the materials of the PKB dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the enterprise and available to TASS.


The Nevsky Design Bureau (PKB, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) has developed two new projects of universal ships, in particular the Varan universal sea ship (UMK) and a new universal landing ship (UDC). This is stated in the materials of the PKB dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the enterprise and available to TASS.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001Design layout of the UMK "Varan" (Picture source: Nevskoe Design Bureau)


UMK "Varan" is an aircraft-carrying complex, characterized by a high degree of automation and the possibility of using robotic systems. It can carry 24 multipurpose aircraft, six helicopters and up to 20 unmanned aerial vehicles.

The ship's displacement is about 45 thousand tons, length - about 250 m, width - 65 m, draft along the constructive waterline - 9 m. "Varan" is capable of speeds up to 26 knots.

The displacement of the promising UDC is about 30 thousand tons. The length of the ship reaches about 220 m, the width is 42 m, the draft along the constructive waterline is 7 m. The new UDC is capable of developing a speed of about 24 knots. There are seven helicopter landing sites on the deck of the ship.

Nevskoe PKB is one of the largest domestic developers of universal ships and the only designer of aircraft carriers and training complexes in Russia. The company celebrated its 90th anniversary on 18 January.


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