SAINT PETERSBURG, June 28. /TASS/. Repair of aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” will be launched in 2018 and its cost has not been determined. On Wednesday reported on the International naval salon “IMDS-2017”, the Deputy commander of the Russian Navy armament, Vice-Admiral Victor bursuc.

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“It (modernization of the approx. TASS) will begin next year, will be carried out by enterprises located in the zone of responsibility of the Northern fleet. But the price is not yet determined, it is calculated and will be determined later. It is definitely the company of the RSC”, – he said.

“Admiral Kuznetsov” is the only Russian aircraft carrier. The ship was launched in 1985, was put into operation in 1990. Its length is 305 meters, width of flight deck is 72 metres, full displacement – 59 thousand tons .

“Kuznetsov” armed with cruise missiles “Granit”, 12 arranged in inclined launchers below deck in the bow of the ship. The ship carries on Board up to 30 MiG-29K/KUB and su-33 plus attack helicopters Ka-52K and anti-submarine Ka-27 and Ka-29.

Last year the carrier during a hike in the Mediterranean sea took part in the operations of the Russian Air and space forces in Syria. From November to December 2016 deck pilots “Kuznetsov” performed 420 sorties (117 – nighttime), it was destroyed more than 1 thousand objects of terrorists.