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Russia unveils yet another new aircraft carrier design

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    Russia unveils yet another new aircraft carrier design

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    Russia unveils yet another new aircraft carrier design
    By George Allison
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    July 12, 2019

    At an annual Russian defence exhibition, the Krylov State Scientific Center unveiled concept for a new aircraft carrier.

    Russia appears to do this every year and as most of you will be aware, the designs never progress further either due to a lack of will or resources on the part of the Russian military.

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    The latest design to be unveiled. Image via TASS.
    According to Russian state media, TASS, the ship if it’s ever built would have the following specs:

    “According to the materials presented on the Nevskoye Design Bureau’s display stand, the aircraft carrier that will get a nuclear-powered propulsion unit will displace 80,000-90,000 tonnes, feature a maximum length of 350 meters, have sea endurance of about 120 days and will be capable of developing a speed of about 30 knots. The aircraft carrier will have a crew of 2,800 and its air task force will comprise 800 personnel. The carrier will have a service life of over 50 years.”

    “There will be, of course, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier but not in the short-term perspective,” Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Adm. Nikolai Yevmenov said according to the state-run TASS News Agency.

    These reflect earlier suggestions in Russian orientated defence news media that development of a new Russian carrier might not begin until well into the next decade, by which time, another dozen designs will likely have been unveiled.

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    A previous design from a previous unveiling, image via Sputnik.
    Last year, the Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia’s only aircraft carrier, was severely damaged when the massive dry dock it was being repaired in partially sank and a crane smashed into the vessels deck, more on that can be found here.

    As mentioned above, a replacement is likely a long way off and the Jamestown Foundation argue that it will not be replaced with a more modern carrier for at least another 15 years—and quite possibly never.

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/russia-unveils-yet-another-new-aircraft-carrier-design/
     
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    I think light carriers can do the trick.
     
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    Why Russians love ski jump launch instead of catapult one?