Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Russia to build a new aircraft carrier with both ski-jump ramp and accelerating device

Russia will build a new aircraft carrier for the Russian Navy

 The new aircraft carrier will be built for the Russian Navy, said Nikolai Maksimov, head of the Institute of Shipbuilding and Armament of the Military Training and Research Center of the Navy of the Russian Defense Ministry. Its reported by Interfax.

"The aircraft-building complex is planned to be built, which will include the aircraft carrier itself, the air wing and the location system," he said on the Zvezda TV channel.

A new aircraft carrier will combine the ski-jump ramp for take-off and accelerating device, said channel head of Department of forward planning of ships of the military educational and scientific center of the Navy of Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Vladimir Pepelyaev. “If you combine the ski-jump ramp and accelerating device, then we will increase opportunities off weight of the aircraft,” he said.

According to him, on Board the aircraft carrier will be based on the Su-57 fifth-generation fighter, in the case if the decision on the establishment of its marine version. "Su-57 will be adopted for the deck, if it is decided," said Pepelyaev.

Original post: ruaviation.com

"The Navy will build an aircraft carrier," Bursuk told reporters at the International Maritime Defense Show in St. Petersburg.

He said the Krylov State Research Center had submitted a carrier mock-up and added that additional designs are being looked at.

The work to modernize Admiral Kuznetsov, the Russian Navy’s only aircraft carrier, will begin in 2018, ice-Adm. Viktor Bursuk, deputy navy commander in charge of procurement, said Wednesday.

"Next year, in 2018, we shall begin the modernization of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier," Bursuk said at an international navy show in St Petersburg.

In October 2016, a Russian naval group, headed by the Admiral Kuznetsov which also included the Pyotr Veliky battle cruiser and, the Severomorsk and Vice-Admiral Kulakov anti-submarine destroyers, the Admiral Grigorovich frigate, and support vessels, deployed for three months to the Mediterranean Sea to support Russian combat operations in Syria. Source: sputniknews.com

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