George1 wrote:SeigSoloyvov wrote:
So they planning to refit all of their Slava's, Kirovs and Udaloys plus Sovremennyy's?
i have the same wonder
Given the fact they have yet to finish the Marshal Ustinov they put her in at 2011 right?.
Not to mention the Tigr and Leopard have been in refit since 2011, the Stormy 2012.
I have serious doubts they can finish the 15 destroyers, the two remaining Kirov's (unsure if they will refit Lazarev, the slava, the aircraft carrying cruiser.
Not to mention they want to refit all their Pikes all 10 and haven't finished one yet. The four Sierra's not one is done ether. The eight Oscar's which one isn't done yet.
Plus build all the stuff they are currently building and plan to.
I have serious doubts, their ship building industry can pull such a tall order off.
At the pace they are going zero point in refitting has these ships by the time they get them done they could just build something to replace them.
I mean hell combined with all the other ships, do they even have enough men to crew this many vessels?. Once you add up the corvettes, subs, support ships, the new frigate classes. The other ships they want to build
I mean why update the old DD's if your just going to replace them? refitting them wmeans they plans to keep those things in service for a long time.
Do they even have enough money to maintain such a massive fleet when combined with the newer stuff?