Russia building the world biggest aircraft carrier that will carry up to 100 fighters and bombers. Due to bubbling geopolitical tensions, Russia needs to show its presence in various parts of the world. As a result, it’s building an aircraft carrier that will be able to simultaneously carry up to 100 fighters and bombers.
The new “Shtorm” aircraft carrier – a.k.a. Project 23E000E – will be included in Russia’s next armament program for the 2019 to 2025 period. The aircraft carrier will go into service in the navy by 2030 and experts say that its potential base will be Severomorsk (1,880 km north of Moscow).
During the campaign in Syria Moscow has realized the necessity of such a ship.
Moscow sent the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier group to Syria’s shores, however, the ship has already done three decades of service and is on its last legs.
“On the Russian ship’s deck there were about 30 planes, while an American aircraft carrier can carry up to 90.
Also, the take-off speed on the Admiral Kuznetsov was a few minutes, while on an American aircraft carrier three planes can take off in one minute.
Moreover, there are many tasks that the Russian ship cannot perform today. Therefore, Russia needs a new modern aircraft carrier,” said a source from Russia’s defense industry.
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