Russia recently gave the green light to Project 14400, a specialized vessel designed to provide intensive training for its naval aviation helicopter pilots.

This remarkable development, dubbed the “floating desk,” reportedly aims to revolutionize the training of helicopter crews while also playing a vital role in patrolling maritime regions.

According to reports, the decision to construct and deploy this vessel is informed by lessons learned from Russia’s ongoing military campaign in Ukraine and the pressing need to counter the threat of sea-based drones.

Project 14400: A Revolutionary Training Vessel

According to the Russian daily newspaper Izvestia, the Ministry of Defense has approved the development of this groundbreaking “floating desk” vessel, signaling Moscow’s commitment to advancing its naval aviation training programs.