hoom wrote:I think its more a question of if its worth building Lider when you're building Super Gorshkovs.
High-Low mix made plenty of sense with small Gorshkov, less so with a fairly big Super Gorshkov.
I am not aware of what weapons and systems the SG (Super Gorshkov) will carry, but I think it is reasonable to suspect a multi-role ship, destroyer sized (more VLS cells, bigger AD/ASW capability)
But the Lider is expected to be:
1) Nuclear-powered, with the huge consequences this has in regards of having a global reach
2) A very major AD and ABM asset including missiles from S-500 and, if to be judged from models, a very big and developed radar system
Cancelling Liders because of the SGs means as much as saying that anything above the size and capability of an average destroyer is not necessary in the Russian navy