Crimean “Atlant”: the unique Russian “aircraft carrier killer”

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One of the warring ships of the Russian naval fleet guards missile cruiser “Moscow” (project 1164 Atlant) may be sent on repairs and upgrades in 2018. It is planned that the works will be carried out at the plant “Star” (part of JSC “United shipbuilding Corporation”) in Severodvinsk. I wrote about this, some media with reference to its sources in the industry. It was reported that the contract for the modernization of the ship expect to agree before the end of 2017.

Recently, the plant completed the repairs of the other cruisers of this project, “Marshal Ustinov”. At the end of 2016, the ship left the waters of the enterprise and headed for Severomorsk — the main base of the Northern fleet.

As reported TASS a source in the Russian Navy, it is possible that at the time of a possible repair of the cruiser “Moscow” can be replaced with just “Marshal Ustinov”.