Skip to comments.Russia to build nuclear aircraft carrier by 2023
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
ST PETERSBURG, June 30 (RIA Novosti)
Russia will complete construction of its first nuclear powered aircraft carrier by 2023, the head of Russias 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.
Only 65 years after the U.S. built the Nimitz.....
Based on their nuclear powered submarine experience, they’d better equip the crew with lead jock straps.
You mean Enterprise 51 years ago.
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.
“Vasili, give me one ping.”
I guess O finally gave them the plans.
Yeah, the Widow maker II.
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?
Sounds like they are building a floor model for sale to India or China.