For the repair and modernization of aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” will need up to 50 billion rubles
Moscow. June 3. INTERFAX.RU — repair and modernisation of a heavy aviabearing cruiser (TAVKR) “Admiral Kuznetsov” of the Northern fleet is planned to allocate 50 billion rubles, said on Saturday “to Interfax” the source familiar with the situation.
“A lot or a little — obviously a little. 50 billion rubles — just over $800 million Repair and upgrade of the same type of aircraft carrier “Vikramaditya” (formerly “Admiral Gorshkov”) to Indian Navy at a cost estimated at $2.3 billion”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, next week the Department concerned will determine the practical content of the adopted road map of the repair and modernization of “Admiral Kuznetsov”.
Earlier it was reported that the modernization will be primarily associated with replacement of four boilers main power plant. Two of them are already manufactured at the Baltic shipyard (part of United shipbuilding Corporation). Will also be modernized radar and electronic equipment, aviation navigation system.
In February, naval aircraft carrier strike group of the Northern fleet returned to Severomorsk from the Mediterranean sea. The group was, in particular, the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” and the heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Peter the Great”. Carrier aviation “Admiral Kuznetsov” was involved in a military operation in Syria. According to official statistics, two incidents not related to fighting, air group lost two fighters.