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Russia to build nuclear aircraft carrier by 2023
Ria Novosti ^ | 30/06/2011

Posted on 06/30/2011 5:46:30 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

Russia to build nuclear aircraft carrier by 2023

The Russian navy has one conventionally powered aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov

© RIA Novosti. Oleg Lastochkin

11:20 30/06/2011

ST PETERSBURG, June 30 (RIA Novosti)

Russia will complete construction of its first nuclear powered aircraft carrier by 2023, the head of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation said on Thursday.

“We will start designing the Russian aircraft carrier in 2016, so that by 2018 we can start construction,” company head Roman Trotsenko said.

He also said that as the construction period was likely to be five years, the carrier would be put into service in 2023.

The Russian navy has one conventionally powered aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, construction of which began during the Soviet era and finished in the early 1990s.

President Dmitry Medvedev said in 2008 that Russia would build new carriers for the navy but did not specify how they would be powered.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: aerospace; aircraftcarrier; navair; russia; russiannavy

1 posted on 06/30/2011 5:46:39 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Only 65 years after the U.S. built the Nimitz.....


2 posted on 06/30/2011 5:48:31 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: G Larry

Based on their nuclear powered submarine experience, they’d better equip the crew with lead jock straps.


3 posted on 06/30/2011 5:51:26 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: G Larry

Huh?

You mean Enterprise 51 years ago.


4 posted on 06/30/2011 5:59:38 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: sukhoi-30mki

There was an interesting show on the military channel last night about failed Soviet military experiments. One of them was about a sub (M-256) that used diesel engines on the surface and underwater. It caught on fire underwater and ended up killing most of her crew. Yeah, it’s unhealthy being in the Soviet Navy.


5 posted on 06/30/2011 6:03:15 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: sukhoi-30mki

“Vasili, give me one ping.”


6 posted on 06/30/2011 6:24:42 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: G Larry

I guess O finally gave them the plans.


7 posted on 06/30/2011 6:25:21 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Yeah, the Widow maker II.


8 posted on 06/30/2011 6:38:59 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

The Kuznetzok will be sent to the breakers long before the Russian’s complete their first nuke carrier. What will they do in the interim?


9 posted on 06/30/2011 7:30:26 AM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Sounds like they are building a floor model for sale to India or China.


10 posted on 06/30/2011 8:02:35 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: sukhoi-30mki
They aren't going to even start designing it for 5 years. Yeah, this is a front-burner project.
11 posted on 06/30/2011 9:24:32 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Barack Obama, the Stickless Wonder.)
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