Tsavo Lion wrote:Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov - cannot be repaired? https://regnum.ru/news/economy/2859021.html
As for the expediency of returning Kuznetsov to service, despite the significant cost of repairs, he will be able to significantly enhance the potential of the Navy. By the time the Kuznetsov repair is completed, at least one more frigate of project 22 350 (in addition to the frigates of this project already available in the Northern Fleet) should be operational, and the modernization of the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov will be completed. This, in combination with other ships of the Northern Fleet, will allow the formation of a powerful multi-purpose ship group. At the same time, the combat potential of Admiral Kuznetsov will increase significantly. In particular, the ship will be based on a full-fledged air group of two squadrons of Su-33 and MiG-29K fighters, which is already available at the moment.
The cost of repairing Kuznetsov is high and actually corresponds to the cost of building a new multipurpose nuclear submarine. However, this money is well worth it for the Russian Navy to receive a full-fledged aircraft carrier that can serve for a very long time and significantly enhance the potential of an entire naval formation, especially considering that the number of large warships in the Russian Navy leaves much to be desired. In addition, the overhaul of Kuznetsov will make it possible to get an aircraft carrier in the foreseeable future, as well as preserve the school of carrier-based aviation, while the construction of a new ship of this class costs many times more money, despite the fact that the Russian industry is currently hardly ready to carry out such large-scale project.
From the title i believed it was some idiocy, but maybe it was a problem with the automatic translation.
I tend to fully agree with the reported conclusion.
In addition there is a huge need of large drydocks in the north and in the far east capable of building and repairing aircraft carriers, cruisers, icebreakers, LNG tankers, etc...
Those floating dry docks were probably just a stopgaps, and where also in need of being decommissioned and getting a replacement.
So the cost of the investment for new infrastructure cannot be included in the repair cost of admiral Kuznetov, since they are needed anyway...
Unfortunately this is what happen when you neglect something for a long time... you save money on the short term, but the long term consequences are huge.... and the cost remains, but you have to pay it all at once...