Russian Navy aircraft carrier can become a substitute for Russian military bases in the criteria of the unstable situation with their lease. The relevant statement on the radio station «Echo of Moscow» made acting chief of Naval Aviation Navy, Hero of the Russian Federation, Major-General Igor Kozhin.
In his view, «more effective to have a floating airfield, which can come to Africa to America, somewhere else than to have a database system, taking into account the current volatile situation, when now it is the base, and the base is not tomorrow.» Kojin noted that at the present time the main offensive force of modern armed forces is an «air offensive component.»
«Amerikosy predict the development of carrier aviation until 2050, the year and have them by 2030 in any case be 10-11 nuclear aircraft carriers that will do tasks outside the United States,» — explained Kojin. Major-General added that part of the reform of the Russian army, naval aviation of the Russian Navy transferred its missile-carrying airplanes under the unified command of Distant Aviation Air Force RF.
Recall that the question of military bases became topical due to the difficulties that have emerged during the lease extension the Russian military bases in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan also rent a radar in Azerbaijan’s Gabala.