Research and development (R&D) work to create the first Russian nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will start in 2023; it was included in the state arms program. A source in the shipbuilding industry told TASS about it on Tuesday.

“R&D work on the new aircraft carrier was included in the operating state arms program by 2027 and will start in 2023,” the source said.

The history of developing Russian Navy’s flagship and its combat capabilities in TASS special project

He specified that “the ship will have a nuclear energy unit and displacement of about 70,000 tonnes.” The source did not specify the estimate cost of the work and the period of the ship’s construction.

The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) told TASS that they “haven’t received any design specifications for the given ship from the Russian Defense Ministry yet.”

The corporation noted that it did not stop the development of proposals on advanced ships, including the aircraft carrier. “In case of receiving an order from the Defense Ministry, the corporation’s enterprises will be ready to implement it,” the USC added.

The Russian Navy earlier stated that the Russian fleet expects to receive an advanced aircraft carrier with a nuclear energy unit by late 2030. The Defense Ministry noted that the contract to build the aircraft carrier may be signed by late 2025.

The Russian fleet currently has one aircraft carrier – the heavy oil-fueled aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. It is being repaired and upgraded to rejoin the fleet in 2021. The Soviet Union started the construction of the Ulyanovsk nuclear aircraft carrier in Nikolayev, but the dissolution of the country led to the suspension of this work, and the partially built hull was disassembled.

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Andy Donaldson
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Andy Donaldson

Might be Russians first certainly not the worlds first given that America and France already have nuclear powered carriers

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Exact.

Blake Harris
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Blake Harris

Ever since 1975, America has commissioned nuclear powered aircraft carriers. This is not the world’s first nuclear powered carrier. Do the research before you lie.

Im alright
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Im alright

Some one on their way to be a fake news reporter. America had nuclear power aircraft carriers for 30+ years

Dirk diggler
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Dirk diggler

Nice job tard on making a bullshit article

Numan
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Numan

So they are dreaming of creation of their FIRST aircraft carrier, cause they never had any. This single pile of rust Kuznetsov, build in soviet Ukraine by 1970y blueprints and stolen by Russia the day USSR faled, was not “carrier” but “capable of..” 🙂

Palingensy
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Palingensy

call the kutnezov the way you want, buy it helped in the Syria campaign against your beloved green and black terrorists.
We will see you in 2030 when Russia and China will have between them 6 or 7 carriers to stop the Anglo-imperialists.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

IMHO, China is NOT the best bet for Russia. You obviously don’t know them : they’re even worst than the Yankees, and by far! Inform yourself about the debt trap scams they mount and how ALL their neighbours like them rattling sabre at their borders, constantly threatening an invasion, and Siberia is the #1 in their sight, they dream about Russia to collapse in order to seize it! BTW, do you know about Masood Azhar? He’s the founder and leader of the Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed which often teams with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). China blocked 4 times UNSC listing of Azhar… Read more »

Jjs
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Jjs

Hahahahahahaha…..
The US has trashed more Nuclear carriers than what you are talking about!!!

Someone has some major delusions of grandeur!!!
Lol

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Kuznetsov wasn’t stolen by Russia. Ukraine kept the 68% completed Varyag from the same class and later sold the ship to China. It’s just like would there be a Scotexit now and would UK keep the HMS Queen Elizabeth while Scotland would keep the unfinished HMS Prince of Wales. Since England, Wales, Ulster would have put more money than Scotland in the project, then Scots would sell the unfinished ship to France, hey, we paid the €200M R&D and got nothing, moreover, we already had spent $150M for the catapults when Brits changed the agreement from “3 ships, 2 for… Read more »

Numan
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Numan

Find out HOW Russia “kept” it 🙂 They forced half builded ship to abandon half of the crew and run away without any promission

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

So… Exit the 100,000t/330m Project 23000E “Shtorm” ??? Did they red some of the comments I posted, considering that super carriers, US style, were stupid, and that, since they recuperated the Mistral-class Transfer of Technology, the 3D cad had allowed to create the Brit QE-class and that the French proposed version DEAC was the same thing with 2 catapults and a single island and was proposed for €2.3B (or €2.6B if made nuclear)? Shtorm was proposed to India for $5.5B, but with such carrier, you deploy 4 fighter-jets squadron. A DEAC would deploy 3 squadrons for half the price… And… Read more »

Alan Mitchell
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Alan Mitchell

Russia expects to have a nuclear carrier war worthy and in service by 2030. Defensive weaponry will be advanced to the point any aircraft carrier will probably be obsolete by 2030. Cyberspace is the weapon of the future.