Not them, but the other surface ships & planes were kept at least 50 km away from the Adm. K. The USN CVN arrived after it left IIRC.Not sure what you are talking about our CVN going off to the coast of Syria....what requires us to park a cvn there?
That was before. Now they can do it from shore bases with Su-30/33/34s & MiG-25/31s. Their SSBNs safely conducted dozens of exercises/patrols while the Adm. K was in the Med., moored or in the drydock.Russia wants to protect SSBNs tgat's why they need only 2 or 4 so that they can have 1 ready for each big fleet to protect subs.
Oniks is better than Granit.Totally outdated missile unless nuclear armed.
Range for low-altitude trajectory (lo-lo) – 120 km
It still is, & u just stated the reason not to give it up. Even after they get 2-3 more TAKR/CV/Ns, it'll be useful.Kuznetsov was the only one they have, that's why they kept that ship.
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