Russian Navy plans to build a new aircraft carrier, told reporters at a press conference on Thursday, Navy Commander Viktor Chirkov.
«Design Bureau received tasks to build a new aircraft carrier — the words of Admiral quoted by ITAR-TASS. — For such work already allocated funds. «
It is also reported that 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. According to the commander, the ship had done, and will do their tasks.
«There is a programm its modernization by 2020. In the framework of the aircraft carrier will arrive at deadly new phones — the MiG-29 «- said Teals.
Recall that in February this year, the predecessor in office CHirkova Navy Commander Vladimir Vysotsky told RIA «News» said that the technical design of a new aircraft carrier for the Navy will be developed by 2014, and the ship was built after 2020.
According to him, the new ship will not be an aircraft carrier in the traditional sense of the word — he «is a step ahead.»
The first time, plans to build aircraft carriers in November 2011, announced by Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.
He noted that the Defense Ministry has ordered a preliminary design of the ship in the United Shipbuilding Company, but funding for the construction of aircraft carriers Russian state armaments program for 2011-2020 is not provided. Preliminary design of the ship must be prepared before the end of 2012.
As reported by the newspaper Gaze earlier Thursday Viktor Chirkov said that the Russian Navy is planning to perform this fall launching rocket «Bulava» on board the submarine «Alexander Nevsky» and said that the nuclear submarine «Yury Dolgoruky» will be adopted by the Russian Navy is not 29 July, as previously planned, but later.
In addition, he told that the battle of the Russian Navy this year will go up to 15 new ships and submarines, and in late August to end moving head officers of the Russian Navy headquarters in St. Petersburg.
«I have served in St. Petersburg. Most of the officers is with me. Minister of Defense provided about 100 apartment housing, other officers completed training, and in late August they move to St. Petersburg «, — assured Teals.