Vladimir Korolev, General Director of the United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC for military shipbuilding, said that the Russian Navy could receive the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the Admiral Nakhimov heavy nuclear missile cruiser with a year delay.
Dates may shift due to delays in the supply of equipment. If it does not arrive on time, then the ships will be handed over not in 2023, but in 2024.
The heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov of the Fleet of the Soviet Union was launched in 1985. It is designed to destroy large surface targets, protect naval formations and support landing operations. The 306-meter ship is capable of taking on board 28 aircraft and 24 helicopters. This is the only aircraft carrier in the Russian Navy.
From November 2016 to January 2017, he performed combat missions in the Mediterranean off the coast of Syria. It was there that he took part in the fighting for the first time. After the campaign was sent for repair and modernization. Survived a fire in 2019.
Heavy nuclear missile cruiser "Admiral Nakhimov" project 1144.2M "Orlan" became part of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy in 1988. In 1992, its modernization began. According to the latest plans, the cruiser should be armed with 80 UKSK 3S14 unified launchers for various types of missiles. Including "Caliber", "Onyx" and "Zircon".