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May 08, 2019

Russia’s Sole Aircraft Carrier to Remain Docked in 2020

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Russian shipbuilding industry still expects to meet the 2021 deadline for finishing repairs and upgrades on the flagship of the Russian Navy.

November 09, 2018

Russia Admits That It Can’t Retrofit Aircraft Carrier After Accident

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Russian officials admitted that they no longer can service Russia’s lone aircraft carrier following a recent sinking of a large floating dry dock.
October 31, 2018

One of the World’s Largest Floating Dry Docks Has Sunk With Russia’s Carrier Aboard

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A collapsed crane has reportedly left a gaping hole in Russia’s sole aircraft carrier following the sinking of a floating dry dock.

August 07, 2018

Russia’s Aircraft Carrier to be Upgraded to Carry Mig-29K/KUB Fighter Jets

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The aircraft carrier will be upgraded to operate MiG-29K/MiG-29KUB fighters from its flight deck.

July 31, 2018

Russia’s Aircraft Carrier to Enter 7-Month Trials Following Overhaul

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A senior Russian official also recently said that the focus of repairs to Russia’s aircraft carrier will be on its engines, propulsion system, and electronics.

May 03, 2018

Russia’s Sole Aircraft Carrier to Be Fitted With Advanced New Air Defense System

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Russian Navy’s flagship will get a new advanced short to medium range surface-to-air air defense system.
April 02, 2018

Modernization of Russia’s Sole Aircraft Carrier Still Facing Delays

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A contract for the retrofitting and upgrading of the carrier is expected to be concluded by the end of the month.

October 11, 2017

Russia Cuts Funds for Aircraft Carrier Modernization

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The overhaul of Russia’s sole aircraft carrier is reportedly affected by budget cuts.

April 03, 2017

Russia’s Naval Policy and the War in Syria

By Robert Cobb
Why the Russian Navy's deployment of a carrier strike group to the Mediterranean was a qualified success.

March 07, 2017

Russia to Upgrade Aircraft Carrier in 2017

By Franz-Stefan Gady
According to state-owned Russian media, work on Russia’s sole aircraft carrier will begin before July 2017.

June 02, 2016

Russia to Modernize Sole Aircraft Carrier in 2017

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Work on Russia’s sole carrier will begin in the first quarter of 2017 and last for three years.
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