Russia will hold sea trials of one of its largest amphibious assault ships
Shipyard officials confirmed the Ivan Gren warship will kick off in June ready to deliver the ship this year.
The Ivan Gren can carry up to 300 marines, 13 tanks or 36 armoured personnel carriers.
It is armed with three 30mm six-barrel artillery systems and two Kamov Ka-29 transport and combat helicopters.
We must deliver the warship this year
Yantar Shipyard's Roman Fedyunin
The 5,000 tonne warship is more than 390ft long, 52ft wide and can reach a speed of 18 knots, travelling for 30 days at sea.
Trials were suspended in October over issues with its electromagnetic systems that protect the ship from magnetic mines and torpedoes.
Russian state media TASS says Project Management Director at the Yantar Shipyard Roman Fedyunin said: "The Ivan Gren, like the frigate Admiral Makarov, is set to take part in the parade on the occasion of Russia’s Navy Day in St. Petersburg on July 30.
The Ivan Gren can carry up to 300 marines, 13 tanks or 36 armoured personnel carriers
“In view of this, the shipyard has prepared a specified schedule of trials in order to resume them in June.
“We understand that we’ll have to do everything within quite a short period of time and, of course, the warship’s participation in the parade will noticeably influence the pace of works. But we must deliver the warship this year.
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“Our proposal will be shortly examined in the Defence Ministry and we hope for a positive result.”
The ship is armed with three 30mm six-barrel artillery system
The 5,000 tonne warship is more than 390ft long
Russia’s Defence Ministry has ordered the Yantar Shipyard to build a similar warship, named Pyotr Morgunov, to be delivered to the Navy in 2018.
The ships, part of Russia’s Project 11711, are designed to carry marines to enemy-occupied coastal areas.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to meet Russian Foreign Secretary Sergei Lavrov in Moscow tomorrow with a US airstrike on Syria expected to be high on the agenda.
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Russia has suggested rebels were responsible as it continues to side with Syria- its main Middle Eastern ally.
The US said its strike on the Syrian airbase near Homs was a one-off and not a strategic shift.
But Washington has also said President Donald Trump could authorise more strikes if Syria uses chemical weapons again.