05:24 GMT07 April 2020
Listen Live
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL

    Repair works of Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier will be completed before the end of September, a Russian defense industry source told RIA Novosti on Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A high-level source in the Northern Fleet said earlier that the carrier’s crew kicked off preparations for assignment to the Mediterranean slated for sometime this fall.

    "The aircraft carrier has now arrived at the 35th shipyard [a Murmansk subsidiary of the Arkhangelsk Region-based Zvezdochka] to undergo the second phase of upgrades and the recovery of its technical readiness. Work should be completed before the end of September, after which the ship will be seaworthy," the source said.

    The two-phase approach was devised to allow pilots work out takeoff and landing aboard the MiG-29K/KUB fighters, designated to become the carrier air wing, over the summer.

    The Admiral Kuznetsov is Russia’s only aircraft-carrying cruiser, sometimes designated by the West as an aircraft carrier, commissioned into the Russian Navy on December 25, 1990.


    Alliance Between Russia, Turkey, Iran on Syria Taking Shape
    Russia Ready to Uphold UN's 48-Hour Humanitarian Pause Proposal in Syrian Aleppo
    Russian-Iranian Cooperation in Syria is a 'Slap in the Face to US and NATO'
    Russian Tu-22M3, Su-34 Conduct Group Strike on Daesh in Syria From Iran, Russia
    Terrorists Shell Inhabited Areas Across Syria – Russian Defense Ministry
    Russia Delivers 25 Tonnes of Humanitarian Aid to Syria
    Why West is Against Russia's Use of Iran's Airbase to Crush Terrorists in Syria
    Does Russia Need Turkish Incirlik Airbase for Operation in Syria?
    NATO Concerned With Russian Presence in Syria
    Why Russia Uses Iran's Hamadan Airfield for Airstrikes in Syria
    Syrian Minister of Agriculture Sees Exponential ‘Increase of Goods to Russia’
    Admiral Kuznetsov, Russian Defense Ministry, Syria, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook