The depth at which are the fallen fighters, would be sent to the Mediterranean sea is a special deep-sea submersibles and ships for search operations
Wreck during the last campaign in the Mediterranean sea the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” of the MiG-29K and su-33 is recognized as impractical, told RNS sources in the defense Ministry and the aviation industry.
“After the fall of carrier-based fighter aircraft close to the coast of Syria has considered the possibility of lifting from the bottom. However, after assessing all the factors of this operation inadvisable,” said one of the sources in the Navy, familiar with the situation.
He explained that the depth at which are the fallen fighters, would be sent to the Mediterranean sea is a special deep-sea submersibles and ships for search operations. “It’s quite an expensive event. The costs are not justified”, – said the Agency interlocutor.
A source in one of the Russian firms producing naval aircraft, said the RNS, that there is no military-technical necessity in the rise of no planes. “On Board the aircraft, of course, there are sensitive equipment that must not fall into the wrong hands. First of all, it is an instrument IFF systems. But during ejection of the pilot, this equipment should automatically self-destruct,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, all the electronics on Board the aircraft even after a short stay in sea water becomes unusable. “There are serious doubts that this instrument is of interest for specialists of other countries, and someone would want to take possession of some secrets, by organizing an expedition in search and recovery of aircraft,” – said the source.
The only Russian aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” are based fighters su-33 and MiG-29K and helicopters Ka-52, Ka-29 and Ka-27.
Russian aircraft carrier performed the task in the framework of the operation in Syria since November 8, 2016. In the course of performing tasks off the coast of Syria the Russian force lost two fighter — su-33 (December 5, 2016) and MiG-29K (November 15).
According to media reports, the first plane skidded off the deck, and the second did not reach her due to a technical fault. In both cases, the pilots ejected and survived. On the causes of accidents were not reported. The experts considered versions of pilot error and equipment failure.
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