The service life of the cruisers are going to extend at least 20 years.
Repair and modernization of the only Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov can cost 65 billion rubles – more than $ 1.1 billion. It is reported by the newspaper Izvestia, citing sources in the Navy and the shipbuilding industry.
According to the publication, negotiations of scope of works and their cost. During repairs the vessel will be equipped with modern avionics and weapons, they restored main power plant.
The purpose of repair and modernization is the extension of the service life of the cruiser at least 20 years. Admiral Kuznetsov has officially joined the Northern fleet in January 1991. Its assigned service life, is written in the passport of the vehicle, has expired.
The ship was long-lasting repairs in 1996-1998, 2001-2004 and 2008 and the period may 2015 to summer 2016.
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