Russia anti-ship missiles removed Kuznetsov aircraft carrier hangar expansion device
Russia will” Kuznetsov “aircraft carrier on the SS-N-19″ granite “anti-ship missiles removed for the expansion machine library area
According to “Jane’s Navy International,” April 20, 2010 reported that Russia’s “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier in the northern factories for a period of five years mechanical overhaul and modernizing. Local media April 6, 2010 report, 1143.5/6 type aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” will begin in 2012 dock repair, overhaul is expected to be completed in 2017 to re-service.
According to RIA Novosti reported that the overhaul of aircraft power systems will be overhauled to remove the aircraft carrier equipped SS-N-19 “granite” anti-ship missiles, and hangar expansion to the 4500 ~ 5000 square meters, with more parked aircraft. SA-N-9 “malachite” anti-aircraft missiles will be configured 80 to 120 medium-range missiles replaced by multi-missile systems, aircraft carrier will install four to six short-medium-range air defense missile systems and air defense guns.
in the course of a five-year overhaul, the carrier’s electronic, radar and communications systems will replace the aircraft carrier flight deck layout and internal point of view there will be structural changes. Current “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier-based aircraft equipped with the Su-33, including 18 “Flanker” D multi-role fighter, four Su-25 “frog foot” subsonic single-seat close air support attack aircraft, 15 Ka-27 anti-submarine aircraft and two helicopters card -31 warning helicopters.
the carrier in 1985 in Ukraine’s Black Sea shipyard into the water service in December 1990, from 1996 to 1998 carried out a repair. But until 2005, after repairs before the exercise to participate in the North Atlantic, the carrier has berthed at the port, not to perform any task. (China Shipping Information Center Liu Zhenghua)