Gibraltar Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:06 pm
I think this project won't see any light in less than 20 years. Here they're supposimg a very capable surface combatant but after full refit of the last two kirovs there will be no need for such ships for a good time. Going ahead, if modernization of Kalinin and PtG will go as supposed it's not so unlikely they'll rebuild the Frunze instead of starting construction of Lider project that in that times it's likely will be alreasy outdated.
The point is, they need such ships with 2 active sailing Kirovs and Gorshkovs eventually in fast buiding pace? I think and I think they think the same thing, they need first a modern nuclear carrier than cruisers, soeaking better, they stuffed uksk cells in any ship and submarine with perspective medium+long lifespan, they need other expensive missile sailing platforms? In short period I think not. So I think thus wull be a project with long long gestation kept alive more for design training than fo real realization. It's my personal opinion, happy ti be confuted.
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