flamming_python wrote:What a joke
Same as the alledged cancellation of the Su-57. A joke
Why don't they scrap instead some of those super-duper nuclear-powered missiles and underwater drones and other expensive mallarcy useful only for deterrence.
Hardware such as next-gen fighters and destroyers on the other hand are things that our armed forces actually need.
I'll be frank, i think the delay is more to do with incompetent (if not compromised) shipyards, rather than lack of funds.
Remembering the new:
I would not talk about incompetent shipyards. The reason for this new can be more in the pressure of the shipyards that can not be able to get the contracts to build the first units of the Project 23560 and of the new aircraft carrier (likely of the Project 23000). It is more about the interests of the rest of shipyards.
Big ships require important investment focused only in a few big shipyards, and the rest of the shipyards are not interested in these investments. They prefer orders of other ships in order to enjoy themselves of part of the investment.
It is not rare to see this view included in the first edition of "the Draft Strategy for the Development of the Shipbuilding Industry for the period up to 2035 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation".
In the other side, for the Ministry of Defense, and even for the Presidency, the building of these ships has an strategic value, not only by the service of the new big ships, also related to achieve full capability of production for every type of combat ships, something very important for Russia today.
It is not difficult to see which view will prevail.