The industry is awaiting the decisions of the military on the question of creating a new aircraft carrier for the Navy, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
“Technically and technologically today, the Russian defense
the industry is able to create this kind of ship, such
displacement. There is a technical project, actually it work
never stopped. But it is a question of the military, if they need such
ship,” said Rogozin in the program “Vesti on Saturday” channel “Russia-1″. In the afternoon Moscow time the program was broadcast to the far East.
“Still, we must not forget that we are unlike the US is not great
ocean power. We are still a great continental power, we have
several other priorities” – quoted Rogozin “Interfax”.
Currently, Russia has one aircraft carrier – heavy
aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”. On 8 February he returned to
Severomorsk from the Mediterranean sea. Deck aviation cruiser was
involved in military operations in Syria, two carrier-based fighter drowned while attempting landing on the deck, and during the campaign the Western media paid attention to the long plume of dark smoke from the chimney of the ship. Now the “Kuznetsov” will have costly long-term repair.
Last year, the military said that the aircraft carrier with a nuclear propulsion system could be built by Russia by 2030. Experts estimated the project at 300 billion rubles.
The construction of aircraft carriers provides the Concept of development of the Russian Navy, for the period until 2050-2060 years. To begin the process expected in 2012, but former defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said that there is no money.