What for ? Buy them 300 million dollars to watch them destroy your 10 billion carrier ?
Just like a large cruise missile attack, being able to see the threat early enough means you are better able to defend yourself.
without AWACS you are limited to the horizon, which means you wont know what hit you...
Or maybe you mean to have the awacs on your side to help the missile find their targets ? You can use il-38 and A-100 for that.
What makes you think aircraft will be safe if carriers are not?
Why do you think Carriers have ever been safe?
AWACS.... A for Airborne... W for warning... C for control... in other words... being in the air... detecting threats and targets, and controlling forces in defence and attack.
Why do you think you don't need that?
KORNET... are you demanding everyone stop making tanks and armoured vehicles?
I mean what is the point... a Kornet can destroy an IFV from 8.5km... IFVs wont even know they are being attacked until it is too late... so don't bother making IFVs right?
The new swarm method is cool at the moment so use a swarm attack where all your infantry soldiers walk towards the enemy positions... they will run out of Kornets before you run out of infantrymen...
Carriers are vulnerable to attack, but they are less vulnerable than a surface group without a carrier operating with it.
The USSR lost the race to the Moon even though it launched Sputnik & the 1st man & later, a 1st woman into space.
The USSR beat the US in every race to space except for putting a man on the moon... but after getting someone into space and into orbit getting to the moon just took money to solve. They landed on the moon first... they got to the moon first, they took the first picture of the far side of the moon which had never been seen before by man... the only step the US won was getting a human being there.
I am not really impressed by the US achievement of getting people to the moon... especially using Nazis to do so...
It takes a decade at least for Russia to build a frigate sized ship. They should have engine ready by then. Sitting idle is idiotic.
If they can't solve engine problems in another decade then why bother?
Well they are 50 years behind the west in technology don't you know...
But please explain why US rockets to space use Russian engines... what is that all about?
Can't they build their own?
Do they not know how to build rocket motors any more?
Maybe, despite their enormous economic power they don't think making their own rockets is important... they could always spend the money if they wanted, so why don't they?
Perhaps when Soviet destroyers and other vessels need to be withdrawn they might start building larger ships, but for the moment it is the smaller ships that need replacing first... smaller ships have shorter life spans and need replacement more often.
Nope. MiG-31s carrying them & their MiG-31/Su-30/33/35/57 escorts can act as mini AWACS by themselves. Using onboard radars, 4 of them can sweep 800km area. Future long endurance/range tiltrotors & drones may be designed to do the same.
A Mig-31 would not have the range to fly to New Zealand... you would need an aircraft carrier to get here at the bottom of the Pacific...
To be fair, if access to Nikolaev shipyard is granted, they may build new CV/Ns sooner. I bet that by 2025, if not sooner, there'll be a regime change in Kiev & Russia will seize to be treated as an enemy state there. Then that shipyard will be put to good use again.
Wake up my friend... Russia already has a shipyard in the far east that has been upgraded to build large ships (up to 350 thousand ton tankers if needed), why on earth would they ever consider building a carrier in the Ukraine?
It would cost 20 billion dollars just to upgrade the shipyard let alone build anything... the best use Russia could put that shipyard to is target practise.
Regarding carriers... they take 15 years to develop from scratch so talking about them now makes sense, but complaining there are no support ships makes no sense either because generally they don't take 15 years to develop.... Russia already has two Kirov based ships to operate with carriers, so they just need 4-6 destroyers... and they have 15 years to build them...