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Russian MoD Board to Discuss Aircraft Carrier's Entry to Active Service

Sputnik News

08:45 21.09.2016(updated 08:55 21.09.2016)

The Russian Ministry od Defense will discuss Wednesday preparations for Russia's only aircraft-carrying cruiser for active service, the ministry said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Defense Ministry Board headed by Minister Sergei Shoigu will discuss Wednesday preparations for Russia's only aircraft-carrying cruiser for active service, the ministry said.

"The board will address the construction of offshore maritime zone warships – precision weapons carriers, preparations for Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser's entry into combat service and completing state tests of the Admiral Flota Gorshkov frigate," the ministry said.

The Admiral Kuznetsov is Russia's only aircraft-carrying cruiser, sometimes designated by the West as an aircraft carrier, commissioned into the Russian Navy on December 25, 1990.

A Russian defense industry source told RIA Novosti last month the Admiral Kuznetsov was undergoing upgrades before going on assignment to the Mediterranean later this fall.

Sputnik



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