Russia Kuznetsov aircraft carrier converted to replace all old equipment
the only one equipped with the Russian Navy aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” No.
LONDON, April 6 news: According to the Russian “ties” network on April 2 reported that the Russian military-industrial complex, a source has revealed that the Russian Navy is currently equipped with only one aircraft carrier – “Admiral Kuznetsov” was to conduct a comprehensive modernizing. It is reported that the improvement work will start in 2012, after upgraded, “Admiral Kuznetsov” was re-launched in 2017.
in the modernizing process, “Admiral Kuznetsov” number of weapons systems and equipment on the old radio equipment will be fully replaced. It is predicted that improvements completed, the ship carrying the number of aircraft will increase. However, experts pointed out that due to the large-scale replacement of shipboard equipment, the conversion work may be completed after 2017, and in this process, the Russian navy will have to undergo a period of no carrier.
According to sources, the shipyard the Black Sea from Ukraine, experts are likely to be involved in the “Admiral Kuznetsov” number of improvements. Need to be reminded that the Black Sea shipyard official, “Admiral Kuznetsov” was the birthplace. However, at present the two sides have not yet Ewu formal agreement on the modification work.
the first ship to be named “Riga” was, but in November 1982 was renamed “Leonid Brezhnev” sign, followed by another in August 1987 was renamed “Tbilisi” was, to October 4, 1990, the final was named “Admiral Kuznetsov” number.
“Admiral Kuznetsov” is the Russian (formerly Soviet Union) built the first fixed-wing aircraft capable of carrying an aircraft carrier. The ship has three easy to ship names, the official service in 1991. The ship is equipped with a Ski Jump flight deck, the ship’s weapons systems are equipped with full, powerful. Full load displacement of 58,500 tons, Captain 304.5 meters, width 37 meters, the flight deck width of 70 meters and draft of 10.5 meters.
“Admiral Kuznetsov” number of maximum speed of 29 knots, cruising range 3850 sea miles (29) or 8,500 nautical miles (18 hours). Only equipped aircraft carrier and the West is different, “Admiral Kuznetsov” was also equipped with a powerful fire weapon systems, including: 12 units of SS-N-19 anti-ship missile vertical launching system (Beitan 12 pieces), four 6-cell SA-N-9 vertical launch air defense missile systems (Beitan 192), 8 “Kashtan” short-range weapons systems, 6 6 30 mm AK-630 guns, two RBU12000 anti-submarine rocket launching system. The ship can carry the aircraft: 18 Su-27K Su-style or Soviet 33,4 25UTG, 15 Ka -27 helicopters, two cards -31 helicopters.
to improve the process, “Admiral Kuznetsov” sign will be equipped with carrier-based version of “armor” with air defense missile and artillery systems. (Compass)