Repair of “Admiral Kuznetsov” will begin in September and will cost 40 billion rubles
According to the source, the ship will repair all Electromechanical equipment, will be modernized runway complex.
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Repair and modernization of the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” will begin in September at the plant near Murmansk, the cost of works will amount to almost 40 billion rubles. This was reported by TASS source in the military-industrial complex.
“In September, “the star” will sign with the Navy contract for the second phase of the renovation with the modernization of “Admiral Kuznetsov”. The transaction price has been agreed — almost 40 billion rubles. Work will begin in the same month at the 35th ship repair plant in Roslyakovo near Murmansk,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
The modernization of the aircraft carrier, according to a source, is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2020. “That is the job duration will be three years and another two or three months,” he said.
According to the source, the ship will repair the entire Electromechanical equipment, including main propulsion system — it will replace a few worn out boilers. Will be modernized runway complex.
TASS has no official confirmation of this information.
“Admiral Kuznetsov” is the only Russian aircraft carrier. The ship was launched in 1985, was put into operation in 1990. Its length is 305 meters, width of flight deck is 72 metres, full displacement — 59 thousand tons.
“Kuznetsov” armed with cruise missiles “Granit”, 12 arranged in inclined launchers below deck in the bow of the ship.
The ship carries on Board up to 30 MiG-29K/KUB and su-33 plus attack helicopters Ka-52K and anti-submarine Ka-27 and Ka-29
Last year the carrier during a hike in the Mediterranean sea took part in the operations of the Russian Air and space forces in Syria. From November to December 2016 deck pilots “Kuznetsov” performed 420 sorties (117 — nighttime), it was destroyed more than 1 thousand objects of terrorists.