MOSCOW, May 18. (ARMS-TASS). Created in Russia a new nuclear aircraft carrier should surpass all the world’s ships of this class. This was stated today by ITAR-TASS Russian Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov.
«Lasts work on the creation of a promising new type nuclear aircraft carrier for our Navy. This work is a number of bureaus and organizations DIC in St. Petersburg. On the results for the establishment of a promising form of an aircraft carrier often received reports to the Ministry of Defence and the Main Command of the Navy, «- he said.
«We need an aircraft carrier is not yesterday and not a day or present, and indeed promising ship, capable of doing tasks in collaboration with groups of surface ships, submarines, constellation of cosmic vehicles. He must possess the broadest powers of warfare in an environment of any complexity, any maritime and ocean theater of war, «- said the commander in chief.
According to him, the new Russian aircraft carrier in their seagoing, combat and multifunctional features «should surpass all the ships of this class.» «It is our strict requirement to the industry, and we will not give up on him» — allocated Teals.
In the current time in the Russian Navy is only one heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser «Admiral Kuznetsov», standing in the arsenal of the Northern Fleet. There programm its modernization by 2020.
In December 2012 Teals said that serial production of new Russian aircraft carriers will begin with 2021. «In the period of 2021-2030 years development of our combat potential will be achieved through the serial construction of aircraft carriers as part of promising sea aircraft carrier complex, multipurpose nuclear submarine of the 4th generation multirole ocean-going ships, distant and near maritime zone», — he said then.
Teal said that the creation of a marine aircraft carrier complex involves not only the construction of aircraft carriers themselves, and Fri-based with the necessary infrastructure, aircraft, crew training centers.