Russia has started working on the concept of a new non-nuclear aircraft carrier that will house a future naval version of the Su-57 Stealth fighter jet.
“The new concept of a non-nuclear aircraft carrier for the Russian Navy provides for over 40 aircraft, jets and sea drones to be placed on it,” Pavel Filippov, director general of Krylov State Research Centre said in an interview to Sputnik.
The research centre has developed a new concept of a multipurpose non-nuclear aircraft carrier for the Russian Navy, with a displacement capacity of 40,000 tonnes. The cost of the new carrier is estimated at 200 billion roubles ($3.13 billion), and construction is expected to take five years.
According to our concept, the aircraft carrier will be able to house around 40 or more aircraft," Filippov said adding that the aircraft carrier could also possibly house Russia's newest Okhotnik type sea drones and a naval version of Russia's Su-57 fighter jet.
This is the first time that news of a naval version of the Su-57 jet has emerged from Russia. The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) which is developing the Su-57 has only talked about an air-force version. In fact, a UAC source had earlier denied that a naval version was in the offing.
To compete with the US Navy’s F-35B, the proposed naval version of the Su-57 should have short take-off and vertical landing, a feature that makes the US Navy jet safe to land on carriers and the short runway requirement enables it to operate from helicopter carriers such as the Japanese Izumo.
Indian aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya will undergo scheduled maintenance and upgrade to some of its systems in 2020 which will be carried out by Russian shipbuilding firm, Sevmash. “Since ship delivery in 2013, its crew has been provided with qualified technical support in the maintenance and repair of shipboard equipment, regular supply of the necessary spare parts has been organized, and retrofitting of the corresponding onshore infrastructure has been underway,” Alexander Mikheev, head of Russian arms exporting agency, Rosoboronexport said
Russias Krylov State Scientific Center will unveil the model of a new aircraft carrier with a conventional propulsion unit, touted to be better than UKs Queen Elizabeth carrier, as an alternative to the Moscows planned nuclear-powered carrier, at the Army-2019 event held between June 25-30. "This year, we will demonstrate a full-fledged aircraft carrier featuring a gas turbine unit with a displacement of about 60,000 tonnes
Moscows two new Project 11711, Ivan Gren-class amphibious assault ships are likely to be helicopter carriers with a single superstructure. Construction of the two new ships under this project, Vladimir Andreyev and the Vasily Trushin, was completed in April of this year
The Su-57 nomenclature for Russias fifth-generation stealth fighter was derived from ‘adding up the numbers ‘22 and ‘35 from the US-made F-22 and F-35 aircraft to indicate that the Russian jet incorporates the capabilities and features of both. Russias Sukhoi Su-57 incorporates the functions of the US F-22 and F-35 fighter planes but outperforms them, Chief designer and Director of the Sukhoi Design Bureau, Mikhail Strelets said on Zvezda TV on Friday, TASS reported
Russia has kick-started work on its new supersonic passenger aircraft with the work on the engine to power the jet having begun. "Before we create the aircraft, we have to construct the engine, as no one in the world has a civilian propulsion system of this class
A scale mock-up of a Russian nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Project 11430E ‘Lamantin was displayed at the international maritime defense show currently underway in St. Petersburg
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