About our Admiral Kuznetsov news
Latest news on the Admiral Kuznetsov, a Ukrainian-built aircraft carrier that was commissioned into the Soviet Navy in 1990. It is the only aircraft carrier in the Russian Navy and has played a significant role in various military operations, including the Syrian Civil War. The ship is named after Soviet Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Nikolai Gerasimovich Kuznetsov.
The Admiral Kuznetsov is a conventionally powered carrier with a displacement of around 60,000 tons. It has a length of about 305 meters and a beam of about 72 meters. The ship is equipped with a ski-jump ramp at the bow, which allows it to launch fixed-wing aircraft without the need for a catapult. The carrier's air wing consists of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, which are used for a variety of missions, including air defense, anti-surface warfare, and reconnaissance.
The Admiral Kuznetsov has faced numerous challenges and setbacks during its service. It has been plagued by maintenance issues and has suffered several accidents, including a fire in December 2018 that killed one sailor and injured several others. In addition, the ship has been criticized for its limited capabilities and its reliance on support from other vessels. Despite these issues, the Admiral Kuznetsov remains an important asset for the Russian Navy and has played a significant role in Russia's military operations in Syria.
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