On the “Admiral Kuznetsov” has decided not to change the missile system during the upgrade
Moscow. May 13. INTERFAX.RU IN the forthcoming modernisation of a heavy aviabearing cruiser (TAVKR) “Admiral Kuznetsov” (hereinafter — the “Admiral Kuznetsov”) replace missile complex “Granit” is unlikely to be produced, was announced on Saturday by an informed source “Interfax”.
“For financial reasons replace missile complex “Granit” on the other is unlikely to be implemented,” he said.
According to him, modernization will primarily be associated with the replacement of four boilers main power plant.
“Two of them have already been manufactured at the Baltic shipyard (part of United shipbuilding Corporation — if),” — said the Agency interlocutor.
Will also be modernized radar and electronic equipment, aircraft navigation system, said the source. A spokesman said “while there is no clarity as of what the enterprise will carry out modernization, and the start time of the work.”
“At the moment the carrier is technically Bogatov and located on the 35th Shipyard, but under the training of pilots of deck aircraft, which after the recent “business trip” to the shores of Syria, spent some time on leave, now they need to follow certain regulations in order to obtain approval to fly from an aircraft carrier,” said he.
Aircraft carrier with aircraft on Board will be able to go to sea sometime in early autumn, said the interlocutor of “Interfax”.
Earlier, some media reported that the modernization of “Admiral Kuznetsov” can get equipped with the missile complex “Caliber-NK”, proven during the recent strikes on terrorists in Syria.