Its definitely getting new radars at least: the big MP-650 Boletus, Fregat & 5P-20K Poliment are listed. (can Poliment direct S-300 missiles instead of Top Dome? Or does it definitely imply 9M96?)Nakhimov gets S-300FM (like Peter the Great) and Paket-NK, no Redut.
Its going to be really interesting to see what it actually comes out with.Can some one tell me what is the final weapons configuration for upgraded Nakhimov if its known officially ?
Here are a couple of versions of what it might wind up looking like I've found (sorry if too big?)
At the light end this fan-made one has Boletus & Fregat, the quoted 80 UKSK cells (which look too big) & 96 AA cells. (not sure if intended as S-300 size or Redut)
On the face of it the big Boletus up so high on the foremast looks crazy but Kirovs have already had a similar size radar there.
Has an extra AK-130 forward & changed Kashtan locations which there is no indication of being planned.
On the other end of the scale is this one (from a book?) which did the rounds of blogs like BMPD a few months back
Stupendous 240 UKSK cells plus same number of Redut AA cells (and 64 Tor? But seems to be missing proper S-300 cells).
Has Poliment & Fregat but is missing Boletus.
If the UKSK scaling is correct here you can see that 'only' 80 cells will look positively anaemic.