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    Post  GarryB on Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:34 am

    A Russian carrier is a support vessel intended to support a surface action group.

    A surface action group is not just one or two frigates travelling around the place on patrol, a surface action group is a collection of major capital ships that would sail to places beyond the reach of Russian land based air power... to show the flag and promote ties... trade ties, cultural ties, political ties, and military ties with Russia to places that have probably never seen very much about Russia except via western media that is pretty much all negative.

    Sell them stuff and buy some of their stuff and create a trade relationship that doesn't have tariffs or impose sanctions because of their laws on gender equality.

    Let them know there is a country out there ready to trade with them that will not bully them into accepting their rules and their moral code... they will be pleased to see a real alternative to the west, which is all they have seen for the last few hundred years.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:53 am

    Lake Baikal? Have you looked at a map of that lake and know where it is?
    I know it's location, don't lecture me on geography.
    What trouble?
    losing 2 fighters which forced its squadrons to operate from Syria.
    They don't need power projection ashore they are not fucking nazis like the US or France.
    The purpose of the Admiral K is defending the surface ships from enemy air power and missile attack. That is what they expect from their carriers.
    Then why they used NAF from the Adm. K to attack land targets in Syria? They want to be able to do just that, besides what TAKRs were designed for.
    Why on earth would they waste money building a training CV... they have a CV they can use for training as much as they want and where they want.
    Having 2 training CVs will make them last longer.  A smaller 1 can cruise in the shallow Azov Sea off NITKA  in Eisk in the warm months for le$$ than in the Black Sea. After refit, Adm. K will still be needing repairs & may be deployed to Med., etc, & it isn't going to last more than 20-25 years anyway. If it's in the NF, training there in winter is too dangerous & taxing on ships & aircraft.
    Wouldn't sailing down the GIUK gap to Venezuela or Cuba be just as realistic? Or from the Pacific fleet out into the largest ocean on the planet also realistic?
    The extra $ spent on that r better spent on other things; the Med. is a lot closer to the Black Sea & there r more immediate Russian interests to defend there.
    Why show the flag to HATO... they don't like the flag and don't want to see it. They don't want to play and they don't like Russia... they wont let you in their gang because you have a new carrier...
    Showing the flag isn't to win favors, but demonstrate presence & intent to defend 1's interests.
    They sent it for operational testing in Syria..
    which included attacking land targets; ur argument came a full circle.
    And what platform do they have that can do that?
    Any that will launch LRAShM they r now developing, besides subs firing them & torpedoes.
    How is any NATO country going to even damage a Russian ship at no risk to itself?
    In 1986 they got rammed & damaged off Crimea, which was not totally unexpected. For the elites, the military is expendable.
    And the Soviets shot down plenty of US recon aircraft entering their air space during the cold war... what is your point?
    This refutes the notion that superpowers + 3rd world countries r not going to shot at each other in anger.
    Why do you think the presence of absence of a carrier would make any difference in that case..
    The USN sends it CVNs whenever & wherever it's ordered to do so by the Pentagon; if Russia is to defend her interests, she better be able to do the same.
    Russian ships have no need to enter Iranian waters and shoot down Iranian commercial airliners...
    True, but there r many other situations, as u btw described, that better handled with fighters on hair trigger alert.
    Using aircraft carriers in the med would be like buying a campervan to go for holidays in the local supermarkets carpark...
    The Med. to Russia is what the SC Sea is to China & the Mexican Gulf/Caribbean r to the USA.
    The CV-16 trained in the SC Sea already & will go there again before other CV/Ns r built; the USN CVNs used & probably still use the Caribbean for final pre-deployment training as well.
    Black & Med. Seas can be used for different kinds & levels of training.
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    Post  Gazputin on Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:46 am

    last year I was in Jervis Bay and the new "ars-sum" RAN Canberra class "carriers" were there ….
    seriously they are sitting ducks … they are so big and slab sided ….

    I used to work for Toyota
    these "carriers" built in Spain
    look exactly like a Toyota car carrier with a flight deck on top …
    (the French Mistral looks exactly the same …)

    nobody in their right mind would send those sitting duck anywhere near a real war …
    so why do we have them ?
    because we were told by the USA to prevent any "failed states" in the Pacific
    for "terr-rists and commun-nusts" to thrarve …..

    point is any carrier is a sitting duck against a real enemy …. near any shoreline ….
    so they have to be in the middle of an ocean nowhere near shore … they are stand-off weapons
    and these days "stand-off" is near Hawaii …..

    what amazes me are those utterly ridiculous RN QE class "carriers"
    huge …. but they have utterly useless short-range S/VTOL F-35Bs on board ….
    in my opinion probably the dumbest ships ever built ….. daylight 2nd

    going back to "car carriers"
    they are a good investment as a multi-function regional support political and humanitarian type ship

    my honest opinion … Putin will not sign off on these ships if they are not modular/multi-function ….
    and Yantar can't do bigger than 150m x 25m ….. so I am personally 90% sure what they will build next

    I still think they are debating whether they need to be able to sail the Northern Route
    seems a no-brainer to me …. re linking Vladivostok and Murmansk …
    I can see an ice-class "car carrier"

    thing is … why does the west have carrier battle groups in the first place ?
    its to protect supplies of raw materials …. Russia has plenty of raw materials
    China does not ……

    what is a carrier group to Russia ?
    fn useless ….

    a total waste of money and resources …. that could be better spent on regional Russia ...







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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:14 am

    what amazes me are those utterly ridiculous RN QE class "carriers" huge …. but they have utterly useless short-range S/VTOL F-35Bs on board ….
    They r essentially oversized LHAs, to support marine landings & help retake the Falklands & other islands, if need be. Also to operate with USN, JMSDF & FN CV/Ns.
    thing is … why does the west have carrier battle groups in the first place? its to protect supplies of raw materials …. Russia has plenty of raw materials China does not…
    That & other SLOCs protection was before. Now, China consumes more raw materials as she's the world's factory. They cut coal use & import only oil, timber & gas, the rest they can obtain within their borders &/ from neighbors.
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    Post  Gazputin on Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:01 am

    re "carriers" I see Russia is thinking of doing Borei class nuke subs armed with cruise missiles ….
    this is what I've been saying makes more sense - SSGNs …. they are the true "super carriers" of the modern era ….

    it wasn't carriers that bombarded Libya …. it was an SSGN ….. they fired 50 or so cruise missiles of 100 or so on board

    thing is re carriers vs SSGNs … SSGNs can send their missiles on "suicide" missions … they don't need to come back, so your strike range is effectively double any carrier with manned aircraft that have pilots wanting to come back alive …. ie fly both ways …. not one

    Russia will do some LHD type ships eventually …. that can do the Arctic Route ….
    but what do they need them for ? they are a land power always have been … there's no great rush ….





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    Post  Vladimir79 on Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:17 am

    Gazputin wrote:

    it wasn't carriers that bombarded Libya …. it was an SSGN ….. they fired 50 or so cruise missiles of 100 or so on board

    Actually there was two French carriers bombing Libya, they destroyed thousands of targets.
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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:21 am

    Gazputin wrote:re "carriers" I see Russia is thinking of doing Borei class nuke subs armed with cruise missiles ….
    this is what I've been saying makes more sense  - SSGNs …. they are the true "super carriers" of the modern era ….

    it wasn't carriers that bombarded Libya …. it was an SSGN ….. they fired 50 or so cruise missiles of 100 or so on board

    thing is re carriers vs SSGNs … SSGNs can send their missiles on "suicide" missions  … they don't need to come back, so your strike range is effectively double any carrier with manned aircraft that have pilots wanting to come back alive …. ie fly both ways …. not one

    Russia will do some LHD type ships eventually …. that can do the Arctic Route ….
    but what do they need them for ? they are a land power always have been … there's no great rush ….






    To be fair if Russia had a carrier capable of carrying out large scale airstrikes they would be using that over sub-launched cruise missiles

    They used the submarines because that's all they had, those cruise missiles are also much more expensive per unit then an aircrafts bombs. Aircraft launched from a carrier can strike targets more often.

    It was also to show the world "hey we can do this to"

    It's not like the rats in Syria have AA to threaten Russian Aircraft.

    No Submarine will ever replace an AC in terms of strike capability.

    assuming it's a decent sized CV of course.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:11 am

    Exactly. Even Germans tried to get their own carriers in WWII, although they had the most advanced submarines at the time.
    The Japanese & Americans had both carriers & subs of different classes, including those capable of attacking targets on shore.
    The Soviet VMF used TAKRs to protect submarine bastions, & their SSGNs were tasked to destroy NATO CBGs.
    SSGNs r good at conducting surgical strikes; with nukes they can act as semi-strategic subs if nothing better is at hand.
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    Post  Gazputin on Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:40 am

    the reality is … there were no true "submarines" in WW2 …. they were in reality submersible torpedo boats
    the German type XXI … was the world's first true submarine … as we know them

    whereas WW2 aircraft carriers are quite recognisable … point being subs have advanced far more than aircraft carriers since WW2





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    Post  Isos on Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:54 am

    They used the submarines because that's all they had, those cruise missiles are also much more expensive per unit then an aircrafts bombs. Aircraft launched from a carrier can strike targets more often.

    No they used them to test them and show they have the capability.

    Russia had 20 or so su-25-24 able to lunch kh-25 and kh-38 as well as kh-59 which is more cheaper against terrorist armed with ak-47s.
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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:37 am

    Isos wrote:
    They used the submarines because that's all they had, those cruise missiles are also much more expensive per unit then an aircrafts bombs. Aircraft launched from a carrier can strike targets more often.

    No they used them to test them and show they have the capability.

    Russia had 20 or so su-25-24 able to lunch kh-25 and kh-38 as well as kh-59 which is more cheaper against terrorist armed with ak-47s.

    Did you read my post dude?.

    I don't think you did.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:52 pm

    I know it's location, don't lecture me on geography.

    I specifically said Lake Baikal because it is an unreasonable place to put a carrier... how would you get an aircraft carrier there in the first place?

    When you didn't mention that first off, I kinda assumed you were thinking of some other lake.

    losing 2 fighters which forced its squadrons to operate from Syria.

    That was an arrester gear issue and had nothing to do with the weather...

    Then why they used NAF from the Adm. K to attack land targets in Syria?

    It was a realistic training opportunity, that is very unlikely to be available in 4-5 years time when the Kuznetsov is ready for deployments again.

    It was never going to be a long term deployment either...

    Having 2 training CVs will make them last longer.

    The cost of building a training CV and using the existing CV as a training ship would be a terrible waste of money that would better be spent building a couple of 20K ton destroyer/cruisers that could be sent world wide on operations on their own or in groups.

    A CVN or CV would make them safer and more effective but not critical to begin with.

    A smaller 1 can cruise in the shallow Azov Sea off NITKA  in Eisk in the warm months for le$$ than in the Black Sea.

    Two land based training centres should be plenty for maintaining basic skills and when the K enters the water again they can train off that too.

    A modern carrier spends its time doing three things... operational... training.... and overhauls and upgrades... there is nothing you can do about overhauls and upgrades, but having another training carrier doesn't mean you don't need to train on your primary carrier... having a training carrier doesn't mean the kuznetsov can just go straight from overhaul and upgrade directly to fully operational... the whole point of the training cycle is to test the upgrades and modifications and to potentially develop new tactics and training methods to suit any changes made before it is ready for operations.

    The reality is that two ships are enough because unless there is an accident you should have at least one ship in training or operational if something happens... much of the time you might have two ships ready because upgrades or overhauls can be delayed if the ship is needed.

    After refit, Adm. K will still be needing repairs & may be deployed to Med., etc, & it isn't going to last more than 20-25 years anyway. If it's in the NF, training there in winter is too dangerous & taxing on ships & aircraft.

    If it is based in the northern fleet then it can go on operational deployments during the winter period to Cuba or Venezuela or Vietnam or just around the place...

    It will be easier to support the ship and the other large ships it will be operating with in the Pacific or Northern fleets than in the Black sea.

    The extra $ spent on that r better spent on other things; the Med. is a lot closer to the Black Sea & there r more immediate Russian interests to defend there.

    Like what?

    There is Syria, but an aircraft carrier wont make much difference there at all. Libya would get Russia entangled in another conflict they would be better off avoiding all together to be honest... Russia isn't some sort of world policeman... righting all the wrongs of the west...

    Showing the flag isn't to win favors, but demonstrate presence & intent to defend 1's interests.

    Quite true, but where in the Med will Russia stick its flag?

    It is already in Syria. Egypt might become friendlier but who knows. Algeria can be reached from the Northern Fleet without having to run the gauntlet of NATO countries to the north and west.

    which included attacking land targets; ur argument came a full circle.

    Was an opportunity to test a capability that is all.

    Any that will launch LRAShM they r now developing, besides subs firing them & torpedoes.

    So you are suggesting a NATO country will attack a Russian ship with a anti ship missile or torpedoes "to damage it" or "take it out of action".

    Could that not be considered an act of war? Would the Russian ship captain perhaps think he is then justified to launch a 91ER1 anti sub torpedo missile (against a sub threat) or a Zircon or Onyx against the ship that launched it, or S-350 SAM against the aircraft that launched that attack?

    In 1986 they got rammed & damaged off Crimea, which was not totally unexpected. For the elites, the military is expendable.

    I assume you are referring to the US testing its rights under international law to sail in straight lines through Soviet waters... the soviets refrained from opening fire but did run into the US ship in question... and to be clear neither ship opened fire on the other.

    This refutes the notion that superpowers + 3rd world countries r not going to shot at each other in anger.

    It shows that the US is prepared to violate Soviet air and sea space and the Soviets were prepared to respond with minimum force when the enemy refused to comply with instructions.

    If a Russian ship entered NATO waters then their might be an incident but I doubt either side would open fire and I fail to see what difference Russia having a carrier on hand would make to the situation anyway.

    The USN sends it CVNs whenever & wherever it's ordered to do so by the Pentagon; if Russia is to defend her interests, she better be able to do the same.

    USN CVNs don't operate well in the Arctic and rarely venture there... their steam catapults tend to freeze which means they can't launch aircraft... which sort of makes them aircraft transport barges...

    Russia is interested in having air power in its northern and far eastern areas and from those places they can sail down the GIUK to the atlantic and past alaska to the pacific ocean and therefore access most of the world rather readily.

    True, but there r many other situations, as u btw described, that better handled with fighters on hair trigger alert.

    Being able to send aircraft in peace time to investigate something means a better picture of what is happening, which means the commander of the surface group is less likely to be surprised or overwhelmed and it gives him rather more options... a more flexible response in terms of detection and identification and attack and defence... but they wont have enough carriers for every fleet to have a carrier...

    The Med. to Russia is what the SC Sea is to China & the Mexican Gulf/Caribbean r to the USA.

    In a sense yes it is... but for Russia, its navy is for global reach, not close in protection... close in protection is much easier and cheaper with MiGs with Kinzhal missiles, or small boat and shore launched Zircon missiles... the idea of a carrier is to be able to expand Russia economically and politically around the world... not just reach into NATOs backyard... go for Americas back yard central and south america... and colonial europes backyard in asia and africa... start new trade relationships and build new transport ships to carry that trade back and forth.

    The CV-16 trained in the SC Sea already & will go there again before other CV/Ns r built; the USN CVNs used & probably still use the Caribbean for final pre-deployment training as well.
    Black & Med. Seas can be used for different kinds & levels of training.

    China expects to fight the US in the SC sea or over taiwan and the US will fight any one any where because they think they own the place... not a good way to decide where to base the Russian carriers...

    point is any carrier is a sitting duck against a real enemy ….

    But that is the point... they are not... they are an important part of the defence...

    Do you think a Russian air base in Syria is a  sitting duck with S-400 and Pantsir and TOR protecting it?

    A Russian carrier will have the equivalent of probably 30 S-400 batteries and probably the same number of S-350 batteries plus Pantsir and TOR, and not to mention the Su-57 based fighters operating on it that will also defend it... covered by its own custom made AWACS platforms and satellites and SSNs.

    Do you still think it is a sitting duck?

    More importantly if it wasn't there and there was no AWACS and no fighter cover how much easier would that make those ships to kill?


    what amazes me are those utterly ridiculous RN QE class "carriers"
    huge …. but they have utterly useless short-range S/VTOL F-35Bs on board ….

    I agree in that regard... spend billions on a ship and then buy really expensive but slow and short range VSTOL fighters is short sighted.

    going back to "car carriers"
    they are a good investment as a multi-function regional support political and humanitarian type ship

    I suspect they will go for slightly bigger Mistral type ships with nuclear power and better armament, but carrying helicopters and equipped for landing Russian naval infantry.

    They will also likely make CVNs with slightly more aircraft capacity than the Kuznetsov plus AWACS and EMALS... and a STOL 5th gen light fighter from MiG.


    and Yantar can't do bigger than 150m x 25m ….. so I am personally 90% sure what they will build next

    Zvezda in the far east is a brand new upgraded shipyard for tankers and gas ships and is intended for 350m long ships up to 350K ton.

    what is a carrier group to Russia ?
    fn useless ….

    Russia is surrounded by former neighbour clients that now look west for instruction... EU etc... Russia needs new trading partners and her options are not rail or road connected directly... Russia can be a road rail connection between asia and the EU, but I don't think the EU will tolerate Russia making much money from that for long... Russia needs to expand its infrastructure internally and internationally... internally that means lots of high speed rail networks... airfields and highways and roads, but internationally she needs a compact and powerful and highly mobile navy that can go anywhere with its own air cover... so that means aircraft carriers.

    If the US invaded Venezuela today there is not much Russia could actually directly do except support a guerilla war against them... in 10 years time they could send the Kuznetsov for a visit to deter such a stupid move from the US... which would piss the US off no end even if it did save them and the venezuelans from a nasty bloody war.

    Russia does not need a carrier to invade NATO or to attack Russia... they could do with one to stop Libya and the same thing happening in Venezuela or Nicaragua or Yemen or where ever... they need to be able to back up their words with something solid... a Kirov class or modern equivalent is good enough most of the time, but a modern cruiser with carrier support says it with flowers...

    a total waste of money and resources …. that could be better spent on regional Russia ...

    Russia without a capable navy that can project power and protect Russian interests is an isolated and economically crippled Russia that will always find potential customers rapidly put under sanction and then turned to trade with the west instead. do you think they wouldn't?

    Selling raw supplies and energy to China wont be enough... they need customers for their other goods...

    re "carriers" I see Russia is thinking of doing Borei class nuke subs armed with cruise missiles ….
    this is what I've been saying makes more sense - SSGNs …. they are the true "super carriers" of the modern era ….

    In terms of power projection and getting the confidence of countries to choose to trade with Russia... a SSGN is not so good... unless you are prepared to attack USN forces blockading a port... or intercepting and seizing material sent to or from the country to Russia...

    thing is re carriers vs SSGNs … SSGNs can send their missiles on "suicide" missions … they don't need to come back, so your strike range is effectively double any carrier with manned aircraft that have pilots wanting to come back alive …. ie fly both ways …. not one

    A Russian carrier group can launch large numbers of cruise missiles to take down enemy threats before the bombers are sent in...

    To be fair if Russia had a carrier capable of carrying out large scale airstrikes they would be using that over sub-launched cruise missiles

    Russian carriers are optimised as air defence carriers to protect the ships it operates with. Those fighters will have the capacity to fly missions into enemy air space and drop dumb bombs from safe altitudes to destroy targets relatively cheaply but only after cruise missiles and fighters have taken out radar, comms, HQs, and enemy air power before hand.

    A Russian carrier is primarily there to protect the fleet of ships and subs, the ships and subs will destroy any enemy fleet or today land based threat.

    They used the submarines because that's all they had, those cruise missiles are also much more expensive per unit then an aircrafts bombs. Aircraft launched from a carrier can strike targets more often.

    Well to be fair those land attack cruise missiles were excellent value for money because their nuclear warheads were devastating, but could only be used during WWIII as they had no conventionally armed versions.

    It was also to show the world "hey we can do this to"

    They mentioned quite some time before they had cruise missiles but western experts were pretty much in denial up until they were actually used and used effectively.

    Why not give a display as well as test some new weapons at the same time.

    It's not like the rats in Syria have AA to threaten Russian Aircraft.

    When you say rats I assume you don't include their airforce provided by NATO?

    SSGNs r good at conducting surgical strikes; with nukes they can act as semi-strategic subs if nothing better is at hand.

    Their SSGNs were for taking out US carrier groups which were perceived as a serious threat... at the time there was no interest in power projection or global reach in terms of naval power it was self defence first...


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    Post  dino00 on Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:34 pm

    Another point to my wishlist would be new generation EW, where Russia has a significant lead.
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    Post  dino00 on Tue May 07, 2019 2:25 pm

    SOURCE: the development of the first Russian nuclear aircraft carrier will begin in 2023

    The displacement of the ship will be about 70 thousand tons, the source said.



    R & D on the new aircraft carrier is included in the current state armaments program until 2027 and will begin in 2023," the agency’s source said.

    He clarified that "the ship will have a nuclear power plant and a displacement of about 70 thousand tons."

    The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) told TASS that so far "they have not received any specific tactical-technical design specifications for this ship from the Russian Defense Ministry." At the same time, the corporation noted that they did not stop developing proposals for promising ships, including the aircraft carrier. "If such an order is received from the military department, the enterprises of the corporation will be ready to implement it," the USC added.

    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/6407454
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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic on Tue May 07, 2019 7:09 pm

    dino00 wrote:SOURCE: the development of the first Russian nuclear aircraft carrier will begin in 2023

    The displacement of the ship will be about 70 thousand tons, the source said.



    R & D on the new aircraft carrier is included in the current state armaments program until 2027 and will begin in 2023," the agency’s source said.

    He clarified that "the ship will have a nuclear power plant and a displacement of about 70 thousand tons."

    The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) told TASS that so far "they have not received any specific tactical-technical design specifications for this ship from the Russian Defense Ministry." At the same time, the corporation noted that they did not stop developing proposals for promising ships, including the aircraft carrier. "If such an order is received from the military department, the enterprises of the corporation will be ready to implement it," the USC added.

    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/6407454


    well the size is the right one (and also about the same as Ulyanovsk. That means also that they will not start cutting steel before 2026 at least.

    For that time Nikolaev and its shipyards could have already returned to Russia, even if after so many years of neglect they would need quite a bit of time and investment before being able again to build carriers and cruisers.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed May 08, 2019 9:52 am

    For that time Nikolaev and its shipyards could have already returned to Russia, even if after so many years of neglect they would need quite a bit of time and investment before being able again to build carriers and cruisers.

    Yeah, I would not hold my breath.... even if the Ukrainian government burst into tears and got down on one knee and begged for forgiveness I don't think Russia would fund their shipyards to get them to the point where they could make carriers again and give them the contract for their first CVN.

    And the thing is I don't think the current regime is pro Russia... it might be more pragmatic because its best chance of improving its own situation is better relations with Russia which it has systematically destroyed over the last few years with the full support and encouragement of the west.

    I am certain if the Urainians wanted better relations that Russia wants better relations, but it is going to be a while before they get close enough for that sort of thing, and by that time it will be Russian companies get Russian contracts first... and how could the Ukraine complain about that considering what has happened.

    BTW a 70K ton CVN does not preclude STOVL fighters, but I hope they realise they will not have thousands of carrier based fighters so they might as well make them as good as they can possibly make them... ie Su-35 and Su-57 based designs. 5th gen light fighters could be an option if it means they can carry a LOT more... just 25% more and I would rather see fewer bigger more capable aircraft.
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    Post  kumbor on Wed May 08, 2019 10:08 am

    GarryB wrote:
    For that time Nikolaev and its shipyards could have already returned to Russia, even if after so many years of neglect they would need quite a bit of time and investment before being able again to build carriers and cruisers.

    Yeah, I would not hold my breath.... even if the Ukrainian government burst into tears and got down on one knee and begged for forgiveness I don't think Russia would fund their shipyards to get them to the point where they could make carriers again and give them the contract for their first CVN.

    And the thing is I don't think the current regime is pro Russia... it might be more pragmatic because its best chance of improving its own situation is better relations with Russia which it has systematically destroyed over the last few years with the full support and encouragement of the west.

    I am certain if the Urainians wanted better relations that Russia wants better relations, but it is going to be a while before they get close enough for that sort of thing, and by that time it will be Russian companies get Russian contracts first... and how could the Ukraine complain about that considering what has happened.

    BTW a 70K ton CVN does not preclude STOVL fighters, but I hope they realise they will not have thousands of carrier based fighters so they might as well make them as good as they can possibly make them... ie Su-35 and Su-57 based designs.  5th gen light fighters could be an option if it means they can carry a LOT more... just 25% more and I would rather see fewer bigger more capable aircraft.

    But Nikolayev is very deep in the territory of Ukraine and i don`t see any chance of annexing it by Russia, unless there will be a major war between two countrys, which i find  rather impossible! Nikolayev was never part of Russia - if you don`t mean part of Russian empire. Also, Nikolayev shipyard is in the state of disrepair, they don`t work, as everything worth there is robbed and sold out out as scrap metal!
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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic on Wed May 08, 2019 10:35 am

    kumbor wrote:
    GarryB wrote:
    For that time Nikolaev and its shipyards could have already returned to Russia, even if after so many years of neglect they would need quite a bit of time and investment before being able again to build carriers and cruisers.

    Yeah, I would not hold my breath.... even if the Ukrainian government burst into tears and got down on one knee and begged for forgiveness I don't think Russia would fund their shipyards to get them to the point where they could make carriers again and give them the contract for their first CVN.

    And the thing is I don't think the current regime is pro Russia... it might be more pragmatic because its best chance of improving its own situation is better relations with Russia which it has systematically destroyed over the last few years with the full support and encouragement of the west.

    I am certain if the Urainians wanted better relations that Russia wants better relations, but it is going to be a while before they get close enough for that sort of thing, and by that time it will be Russian companies get Russian contracts first... and how could the Ukraine complain about that considering what has happened.

    BTW a 70K ton CVN does not preclude STOVL fighters, but I hope they realise they will not have thousands of carrier based fighters so they might as well make them as good as they can possibly make them... ie Su-35 and Su-57 based designs.  5th gen light fighters could be an option if it means they can carry a LOT more... just 25% more and I would rather see fewer bigger more capable aircraft.

    But Nikolayev is very deep in the territory of Ukraine and i don`t see any chance of annexing it by Russia, unless there will be a major war between two countrys, which i find  rather impossible! Nikolayev was never part of Russia - if you don`t mean part of Russian empire. Also, Nikolayev shipyard is in the state of disrepair, they don`t work, as everything worth there is robbed and sold out out as scrap metal!

    Until 1992 there was no independent country called ukraine, it was all soviet union.

    Furthermore many people there in the south (Nicolaev, Odessa and Kerch area) (expecislly those above 40) cannot even speak properly in ukrainian (and some not at all).

    I also heard that.Nicolaev university is very bad at the moment,while in the past i believe it had one of the best naval engineering faculty of the whole USSR.

    Anyway, i was not speaking about the current ukrainian government. I mean that I cannot see the ukrainian state in.this form surviving another 10 years, and maybe even less.

    In Crimea the shipyards have been modernised and rebuilt and or are in a process of modernisation.
    They are still slower and less.efficient than other shipyards, but they will get there given another few years and enough orders

    The same could be done for the 3 large shipyards in Nicolaev, given enough money and time,

    also because the big efforts of rebuilding and modernising the Russian shipyards in the far east, in the north and.in saint Petersburg area should all be finished by 2024.

    Of course this would be worth to be done only if the south of.ukraine would rejoin Russia (Crimean style).

    Not even a rouble should be spent there if it remains a separate state, even if in a couple of years a less hostile goverment would emerge.

    On a separate note, the other relatively large shipyard in Kherson is instead in a better state apparently.
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    Post  Isos on Thu May 09, 2019 8:12 am

    https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-to-create-worlds-first-nuclear-powered-aircraft-carrier/

    Russia to start nuclear carrier in 2023. Should start it in 2020, it's only paper work R&D.

    Research and development (R&D) work to create the first Russian nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will start in 2023; it was included in the state arms program. A source in the shipbuilding industry told TASS about it on Tuesday.

    “R&D work on the new aircraft carrier was included in the operating state arms program by 2027 and will start in 2023,” the source said.

    For Ehniee :

    The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) told TASS that they “haven’t received any design specifications for the given ship from the Russian Defense Ministry yet.”
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    Post  GarryB on Thu May 09, 2019 10:13 am


    But Nikolayev is very deep in the territory of Ukraine and i don`t see any chance of annexing it by Russia, unless there will be a major war between two countrys, which i find rather impossible! Nikolayev was never part of Russia - if you don`t mean part of Russian empire. Also, Nikolayev shipyard is in the state of disrepair, they don`t work, as everything worth there is robbed and sold out out as scrap metal!

    Even if you spent billions fixing that place it would still be a Soviet era large shipyard complex... you would have to spend even more to get it in a condition where it can make new CVNs... and that is not going to happen quite frankly.

    The Ukraine doesn't need and cannot use aircraft carriers... they had two incomplete models in the 1990s and sold them to China and that was a good deal for both parties.

    Why would Russia invest that sort of time and money on a shipyard in a different country from them... if they wanted it made in a foreign country it would be much cheaper and much quicker to get China to do it or South Korea... but they wont... simply because there is no point in getting two CVNs in 5 years time because they wouldn't even have anywhere to base them let alone support their operations or perform upgrades and overhauls on them.

    That sort of infrastructure Russia needs to build for itself and it can do that over the next decade of so while it is finalising the plans for the CVN and also building large ships that will operate with the carrier as well as support vessels.

    Anyway, i was not speaking about the current ukrainian government. I mean that I cannot see the ukrainian state in.this form surviving another 10 years, and maybe even less.

    Actually it is a shame Poroshenko lost the election.... a few more years of his stealing from his own people and provocations against Russia like the good little poodle that he is and the Ukrainian people probably would have strung him up on the nearest lamppost... but the ensuing civil war would have been awful with nobody in the region possibly happy about that sort of result... but Washington and London and Brussels no doubt loving it immensely...

    From what I have heard of the new guy he is no friend of Russia but he is not an idiot and knows most of the economic trade that meant anything for the Ukraine came across the Russian border and not the EU borders... the guy kicked out of office made the same conclusion, which is why he rejected the EU offer and was going with the Russian offer even though he was certainly not by any stretch of the imagination pro Russian... he just was not a zealot who would screw his own people for the American dream.

    In Crimea the shipyards have been modernised and rebuilt and or are in a process of modernisation.
    They are still slower and less.efficient than other shipyards, but they will get there given another few years and enough orders

    Now that they are Russian territory again they are worth investing in... for Russians...

    The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) told TASS that they “haven’t received any design specifications for the given ship from the Russian Defense Ministry yet.”

    But basic requirements are not a secret... it will be a nuke powered vessel and will be able to carry more aircraft than the K... hopefully they can make it based on that super wide multihull design that is 45K tons, but a more conventional design will be slightly heavier than the K.... in other words about 70K tons.

    If they can get that capacity in a more unorthodox design that only weighs 45K tons then that would be excellent as lighter ships are cheaper to build and to operate...

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