Repairs and modernization of the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrying missile cruiser will be finished in 2021, President of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexey Rakhmanov told media on Marh 19.
“We have a plan that will provide repair and modernization of the ship in 2021. Maybe there will be a 2-4 month delay. The plan is that capacities will be modernized at shipyard No. 35 in Murmansk. The first part of this process is dry docks,” he stressed.
The problem with the dry docking appeared in October 2018, when the PD-50 floating dock sunk at a shipyard in Roslyakovo. This led to apparent delays in the repairs and modernization plans set up for Admiral Kuznetsov.
However, even the end of the formal part of the modernization, Admiral Kuznetsov will have to undergo a series of trials. After this, the heavy aircraft carrying missile cruiser will be able to return to the service with the Russian Navy.
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