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    Re: Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:44 pm

    Russia’s only aircraft carrier participates in Barents Sea drills

    The Northern Fleet press service previously rejected reports alleging that the aircraft carrier would be sent to conduct operations near the Syrian coast

    MURMANSK, October 19. /TASS/.The flagship of the Russian Navy - the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrying cruiser has started planned combat drills in the Barents Sea, spokesman for the Northern Fleet Vadim Serga said on Monday.

    "During fulfilling the planned combat training tasks in the Barents Sea, the Command of the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier prioritises integration drills for the crew that has not been out at sea for several months. The work of the mechanisms and equipment that have been renovated during the warship’s dock repairs will be checked particularly thoroughly," he said.

    The Northern Fleet press service said that over the past weekend the aircraft carrying cruiser left her Murmansk base remain off the harbour in the northern sea. The crew drilled preparations for sailing to the combat training areas and conducted test check of the weapons and equipment for operations on the high seas.

    Serga said that during the voyage in the Barents Sea the aircraft carrier’s personnel will also drill certain elements of the program for combat training of surface ships.

    The Northern Fleet press service previously rejected reports alleging that the aircraft carrier would be sent to conduct operations near the Syrian coast. "No long march or some other combat and operational training measures are planned for the heavy aircraft carrier in the near future," the fleet’s press service said on Wednesday, October 14. "The ship will shortly go to the Barents Sea to practice planned combat training missions and provide support for the flights of pilots from the shipborne fighter wing of the Northern Fleet’s naval aviation."

    The Project 1143.5 aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is designed to gain sea and air supremacy in the fleet’s area of operation to ensure its staying power, deliver air strikes against the enemy’s targets and support amphibious landing operations. The aircraft carrier entered service in 1990. The ship has a full displacement of 58,000 tonnes, a length of 304.5 meters, a full power of 200,000 hp and a speed of about 30 knots. In addition to its air group, comprising 24 or 26 fighters and 12 helicopters, the Admiral Kuznetsov is armed with anti-ship and air defence missile systems. The ship also has a ski-jump ramp and two aircraft elevators to support aircraft operations. The ship’s crew totals 1,300 and the number of personnel of its air wing is 660.

    Russia launched its operation against gunmen of the Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria on September 30 at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Russian aviation grouping comprises more than 50 aircraft. The Russian Navy is also involved in the effort.

    Overnight to October 7, the Caspian Flotilla ships delivered a massive strike on the IS objects in Syria, using Kalibr NK shipborne cruise missiles.


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    Re: Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov: News

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    Post  Militarov on Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:07 pm

    Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier launches SA-N-9 Gauntlet SAM against seaborne target during an exercise.



    Source: http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20151026/1308253425.html

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    Post  JohninMK on Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:11 pm

    Russian tug Nikolay Chiker attempting a tow operation in a pretty bad storm on the Admiral Kuznetsov off the coast of Spain. Not sure when this happened but the video was uploaded a week ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLSaA3pO6Bc
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    Re: Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov: News

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:58 am

    JohninMK wrote:Russian tug Nikolay Chiker attempting a tow operation in a pretty bad storm on the Admiral Kuznetsov off the coast of Spain. Not sure when this happened but the video was uploaded a week ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLSaA3pO6Bc

    It happened in 2012.  It was a training exercise and somehow the Kuznetsov lost power.

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    Post  JohninMK on Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:28 pm

    sepheronx wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:Russian tug Nikolay Chiker attempting a tow operation in a pretty bad storm on the Admiral Kuznetsov off the coast of Spain. Not sure when this happened but the video was uploaded a week ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLSaA3pO6Bc

    It happened in 2012.  It was a training exercise and somehow the Kuznetsov lost power.
    Thanks. I have been in some energetic storms at sea but nothing quite as bad as that one.
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    Re: Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov: News

    Post  medo on Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:14 pm

    http://vpk-news.ru/articles/28042

    There is a good chance, that we will soon see Kuznetsov carrier in action in Sirya with its MiG-29K/KUB squadron. I think NAVY will be quite interested in carrier combat operation to get more funds for naval modernization.
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    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:55 pm

    medo wrote:http://vpk-news.ru/articles/28042

    There is a good chance, that we will soon see Kuznetsov carrier in action in Sirya with its MiG-29K/KUB squadron. I think NAVY will be quite interested in carrier combat operation to get more funds for naval modernization.

    i am anxious to see the sorties of the MiG-29Ks..!


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    Post  RedJasmin on Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:31 pm

    Surprised the Kuznetsov isn't being sent to Syria. Even though Russian forces have the use of airbases there, surely the carrier crew and pilots could provide some relief to the ground bases, and also gain real-world experience. Given the French have got the Charles de Gaulle there, it would also be prudent to have an equivalent show of naval aviation force in the area.

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    Post  par far on Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:20 pm

    RedJasmin wrote:Surprised the Kuznetsov isn't being sent to Syria. Even though Russian forces have the use of airbases there, surely the carrier crew and pilots  could provide some relief to the ground bases, and also gain real-world experience. Given the French have got the Charles de Gaulle there, it would also be prudent to have an equivalent show of naval aviation force in the area.

    The Admiral Kuznetsov has been going though repairs and is being upgraded, that is why it is not seeing any action, does anyone know where the repairs and the modifications are at?
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    Post  medo on Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:52 pm

    RedJasmin wrote:Surprised the Kuznetsov isn't being sent to Syria. Even though Russian forces have the use of airbases there, surely the carrier crew and pilots  could provide some relief to the ground bases, and also gain real-world experience. Given the French have got the Charles de Gaulle there, it would also be prudent to have an equivalent show of naval aviation force in the area.

    Most probably it is related to transition from Su-33 to MiG-29K/KUB for carrier air wing and pilots and crews need some time to master them. For Syrian operations multirole MiG-29K will be far more suitable than air defense Su-33.

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    Post  par far on Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:40 am

    A little more information on Admiral Kuznetsov.


    http://southfront.org/admiral-kuznetsov-preparing-for-syria-duty/

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    Post  RedJasmin on Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:34 am

    par far wrote:A little more information on Admiral Kuznetsov.


    http://southfront.org/admiral-kuznetsov-preparing-for-syria-duty/

    Interesting - That explains a lot! Fingers crossed the Kuznetsov will make it to Syria for the summer. It would be a good reminder to NATO that Russia both has and can properly project a carrier force, and it will hopefully make a substantive difference in stabilising the situation in Syria in a way that keeps the crazies out of the picture.

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    Post  Backinblack on Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:23 am

    New information: Admiral Kuznetsov will be modernized to accommodate new airplanes late in 2016: http://mil.today/2016/Weapons1/

    So, she can`t deploy to Syria this summer.
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    Re: Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov: News

    Post  Big_Gazza on Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:27 pm

    This isn't news, but its new to me....

    Following the collapse of the USSR, the Admiral Kuznetsov could have been inherited by Ukraine, which claimed ownership of it. In 1991, the ship, then assigned to the Northern Fleet, underwent tests with the Black Sea Fleet in Feodosia, leaving it in Ukrainian territory.

    However, the first deputy commander of the Northern Fleet flew to Ukraine at once and stepped in. The vice admiral gave the order to raise the anchor immediately and head for Severodvinsk.

    With its navigation lights off, the ship left its harbor and spent more than three weeks sailing to its permanent base without any aircraft and without two thirds of its crew, who were off-duty at the time.

    Having saved the aircraft carrier, the vice admiral rightly judged that the sailors would “catch us by train,” and that the aircraft remaining at the onshore airbase would “get there by themselves.”


    Read more at http://russia-insider.com/en/9-fascinating-facts-about-russias-largest-warship/ri12334

    Can anyone verify this? I hope so, becuase its a hell of a great tale Very Happy

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    Post  George1 on Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:46 pm

    The only Russian heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov" summer planned to send into the Mediterranean Sea, he told Tass on Saturday, a senior source in the main command of the Russian Navy.

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    Post  Dima on Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:11 pm

    Good to hear about Kuznetsov's summer cruise.....but which summer - Russian or Syrian???   confused

    The result of neglecting navy is that we have to wait for primary combatants to come online to make up a good strike/deterrent force. 1st unit of 11356 have already entered service and we may see the 2nd in April (?). In addition 1st unit of 22350 might be in service before the summer cruise of 11435.
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    Post  George1 on Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:41 pm

    Source: "Admiral Kuznetsov" in the fall will go to the Mediterranean Sea with the new fighters

    The structure of its air group will include Su-33 and MiG-29K


    MOSCOW, April 2nd. / TASS /. Heavy aircraft carrying cruiser of the Russian Navy, "Admiral Kuznetsov" will arrive in the fall of the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, a part of his air group will include Su-33 and MiG-29K. This was reported by TASS military-diplomatic source.

    "In accordance with the plans of the General Staff of the Armed Forces," Admiral Kuznetsov "in September and October will go down in the Mediterranean Sea, where headed by a permanent grouping of Russian Navy ships. The cruiser will be held on board the mixed air group decked Su-33, Su-25UTG and MiG-29K" , - said the source.

    In the remaining months before the start of the campaign the crews of aircraft "will sharpen the skills of takeoff and landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier on the ground test training complex in Saki and Yeisk," he added.

    Earlier, a source in the main command of the Navy of Russia reported that the campaign "Kuznetsov" is scheduled for the summer. Now the carrier is on the 35th shipyard in Murmansk, where the technical readiness of recovery. In addition, according to the source, cellar carrier upgraded to new types of aircraft munitions. What tasks are to perform "Kuznetsov" in the Mediterranean Sea, the source did not elaborate.

    MiG-29K - Russia's new carrier-based fighter designed for air defense ship connections, gain air superiority and destroy surface and ground targets. The contract for the supply of 24 aircraft of the Navy in single and double versions was signed in February 2012.


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    Re: Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov: News

    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:49 am

    I heard there is plans to put her into dry dock for a major refit. Which I think this ship really needs bad there any truth to this claim?
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    Post  Militarov on Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:59 am

    SeigSoloyvov wrote:I heard there is plans to put her into dry dock for a major refit. Which I think this ship really needs bad there any truth to this claim?

    It was just undergoing three months of refit on electronics and installations, and got new paintjob.
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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:52 pm

    Militarov wrote:
    SeigSoloyvov wrote:I heard there is plans to put her into dry dock for a major refit. Which I think this ship really needs bad there any truth to this claim?

    It was just undergoing three months of refit on electronics and installations, and got new paintjob.

    sorry I wasn't clear. Plans to refit her after this deployment.
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    Post  sepheronx on Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:51 pm

    SeigSoloyvov wrote:
    Militarov wrote:
    SeigSoloyvov wrote:I heard there is plans to put her into dry dock for a major refit. Which I think this ship really needs bad there any truth to this claim?

    It was just undergoing three months of refit on electronics and installations, and got new paintjob.

    sorry I wasn't clear. Plans to refit her after this deployment.

    With what exactly?
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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:10 pm

    sepheronx wrote:
    SeigSoloyvov wrote:
    Militarov wrote:
    SeigSoloyvov wrote:I heard there is plans to put her into dry dock for a major refit. Which I think this ship really needs bad there any truth to this claim?

    It was just undergoing three months of refit on electronics and installations, and got new paintjob.

    sorry I wasn't clear. Plans to refit her after this deployment.

    With what exactly?

    Well I know what they want to refit on this ship is the boiler system because it gives them so much trouble, remove the Garnet ASM, Expand the flight deck to fit more fighters on, replace it's SAM systems. on't know if they plan to add a catapult tho they should since I understand planes cannot take off from this ship with full load.

    I heard they plan to send it into dry docks after it completes this tour, which is why I asked if someone else knew something on the matter
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    Post  franco on Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:04 pm

    SeigSoloyvov wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    SeigSoloyvov wrote:
    Militarov wrote:
    SeigSoloyvov wrote:I heard there is plans to put her into dry dock for a major refit. Which I think this ship really needs bad there any truth to this claim?

    It was just undergoing three months of refit on electronics and installations, and got new paintjob.

    sorry I wasn't clear. Plans to refit her after this deployment.

    With what exactly?

    Well I know what they want to refit on this ship is the boiler system because it gives them so much trouble, remove the Garnet ASM, Expand the flight deck to fit more fighters on, replace it's SAM systems. on't know if they plan to add a catapult tho they should since I understand planes cannot take off from this ship with full load.

    I heard they plan to send it into dry docks after it completes this tour, which is why I asked if someone else knew something on the matter

    Have also heard that they are planning a major 3 year refit but don't know the technical details.
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    Post  JohnSnow on Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:55 pm

    SeigSoloyvov wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    SeigSoloyvov wrote:
    Militarov wrote:
    SeigSoloyvov wrote:I heard there is plans to put her into dry dock for a major refit. Which I think this ship really needs bad there any truth to this claim?

    It was just undergoing three months of refit on electronics and installations, and got new paintjob.

    sorry I wasn't clear. Plans to refit her after this deployment.

    With what exactly?

    Well I know what they want to refit on this ship is the boiler system because it gives them so much trouble, remove the Garnet ASM, Expand the flight deck to fit more fighters on, replace it's SAM systems. on't know if they plan to add a catapult tho they should since I understand planes cannot take off from this ship with full load.

    I heard they plan to send it into dry docks after it completes this tour, which is why I asked if someone else knew something on the matter

    Catapult on Kuznetsov? Crazy idea...Just build another carrier or live with the ski-jump.

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