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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:01 AM

Russia downscales plans to modernise only aircraft carrier citing budget cuts

Russia downscales plans to modernise only aircraft carrier citing budget cuts

Plans to modernise the Admiral Kuznetsov have been downscaled due severe cuts to the Russian defence budget, according to Russian media reports.

A source told the Interfax news website that the budget will likely be reduced by fifty percent from the proposed $800 million.

“Instead of previously planned approximately 50 billion rubles for the work, it is planned to allocate about half of the previously announced amount” the source said.

The budget cuts will primary affect the modernisation of the carrier, whereas repairs will be carried out in full, according to the source.

The remaining funds will be used to upgrade the carrier’s propulsion systems including replacing four out of the Admiral Kuznetsov’s eight turbo-pressurised boilers while overhauling the remaining four.

In November last year, a MiG-29K crashed in to the sea before trying to land on the carrier, according to Russian officials the crash was a result of technical malfunction but it was later revealed that the jet had run out of fuel waiting to land while the crew was attempting to repair an arresting wire that broke. In early December an Su-33 crashed into the sea after attempting to land on the carrier.

According to a Russian report, the jet crashed at its second attempt to land on the aircraft carrier in good weather conditions. Initially it was suspected that the jet missed the wires and failed to go around, falling short of the bow of the warship, but later it was revealed that the arresting cable failed to hold the aircraft, and was damaged in the attempt.

Following the two incidents, the Kuznetsovs air wing was transferred to shore at Khmeimim Air Base near Latakia to continue military operations.

SOURCE-https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/russia-scraps-plans-modernise-aircraft-carrier-citing-budget-cuts/?fbclid=IwAR3XolqbX6y1HUgPQ-gWUYbt2TlNvTUE8YL1J6uHKQPrCFrccNEpzyTIc10

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cologeek Apr 12 #1
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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:13 AM

1. Part of what broke the old USSR was trying to keep up with Reagan's "600 ship" initiative.

The Kuznetov is a sad abused remnant of that attempt. The Russians never did get a good grasp of what it takes to make sea based fixed wing aviation work.

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:13 AM

2. My guess: She'll never put to sea again.

Even if the sunken drydock were to be refloated, the Kuznetsov is a hopelessly outdated relic that would cost more to modernize than it would be to start from scratch. Even assuming they had a bottomless checkbook, which they don't, no amount of updating would even make it to a fraction of the ability to challenge a Nimitz or Ford Class carrier.

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:26 PM

3. If not for treasonous leftists giving Russia the bomb

they'd be a joke to be ignored, not 3rd rate thugs destabilizing the world.

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:49 PM

4. ''citing budget cuts''...gee, wonder why forum jew hater/putin worshiper didn't post this article?

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:56 PM

5. Didn't the only Russian dry dock capable of servicing

the carrier sink last year or so?

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:03 PM

6. Well - what the hell?

Russia was the first to get into space,

Russia has maintained transport to the Space Station since the US abandoned its Shuttle program . .

Ya think 12 huge floating targets are gonna bother them?

Think again . . . . .

CC

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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:55 PM

7. Thank you for you assessment I will give it all the consideration it deserves

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