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Russia's Aircraft Carrier Overhaul Hits Budget Problems

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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 10:08 PM
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It appears the Admiral Kuznetsov's overhaul is going to be seriously hit by budget cuts. The lack of a rebound of the price of oil and the international sanctions for the land grab in Ukraine are taking a serious toll. Previously, the Kuzie was going to get an overhaul of its machinery and combat systems. Now, due to the budget cuts, it sounds like only the mechanical parts will be worked on and replaced/overhauled. The combat systems will not be upgraded.

Budget cuts have been slamming the Russian military's upgrade program in general: PAK-DA postponed indefinitely; T-14 tanks limited to 120 through 2020 at best; Su-57/PAK-FA purchase scaled way back; etc. However, this setback for the Russian navy ought to - hopefully - put to rest the idea the Russians will be building massive new carriers any time soon. Shmert schtorm (sorry for the bad transliteration).

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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 10:15 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Does this mean the Admiral Kuznetsov's tugboat won't have a job?



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 10:37 PM
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originally posted by: Wreckclues
a reply to: anzha

Does this mean the Admiral Kuznetsov's tugboat won't have a job?


No, it just means they will only need 3 tugs instead of 4 LOL

I was going to make further disparaging remarks about the Russian navy, but lets face it the USN has had a rough year itself



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 10:46 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Russia sure is feeling the brunt of the recent years.

They're not going to have kind sentiment from the west IMO.

Say what you want about Crimea, it was mainly ethnic Russians. They didn't do anything the west hasn't done with interests.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 10:56 PM
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Aww that's too bad.
Well maybe if Putin & his criminal billionaire buddies were not stealing Russia's wealth & stashing it in the west in overpriced houses & whores, Russia could afford a functional military.

K~



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 11:03 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Russian signed the Budapest Memorandum. That guaranteed Ukraine's borders as they were in 1994 in exchange for Ukraine giving up the world's third largest nuclear arsenal. Crimea was quite clearly declared part of Ukraine at the time. Even Russia said so. So, hmmmm.

And the land grab wasn't just in Crimea. The Donbass 'separatists' were an attempt to do the same there. That one, I have lots of personal data from.

The implications of Russia withdrawing from the Memorandum leaves a very real and disturbing possibility for Ukraine. One that has been officially broached several times in the Rada. If the Ukrainians go through with it...and you get an irredentist government at some point. Get ready for some serious, serious ohshbitism.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Stupid Russians, print the damn money.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: anzha

Russia sure is feeling the brunt of the recent years.

They're not going to have kind sentiment from the west IMO.

Say what you want about Crimea, it was mainly ethnic Russians. They didn't do anything the west hasn't done with interests.

And why are there mainly ethnic Russians there?



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 03:25 PM
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a reply to: Wreckclues

Maybe they can get some crowd funding for the carrier.

Though I'd want the name changed from Admiral Kuznetsov to Carrier McCarrierface if people gave money.

Or maybe we can call her Captain Morgan.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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a reply to: FredT

Our ships work, it's just that the kids can't drive. If they spent more time training in seamanship and less time on sexual harassment we wouldn't have this problem.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 06:01 PM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04

And why are there mainly ethnic Russians there?


Stalin.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 06:07 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Think China apparently have 10 new aircraft carriers planned to be constructed or in the pipeline.

Realistically though as hypersonic missile systems continue to mature the day of the carrier ruling the seas will be over rather soon as they are nothing more than massive slow moving easy targets.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 06:15 PM
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i miss Communism in the west..Sigh..



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 06:16 PM
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Their AIRFIELDS look like JUNK yards so they HAVE to make rough landing capable, aircraft.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: andy06shake

NAW man RAIL GUNS and lasers IT will change EVERYTHING.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

Why ?
ANTIFA is HERE for you ,man.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

Hypersonic missiles, railguns, lasers, UUVs, UAV swarms, etc. etc. This is as big a shift as the aircraft carrier was in the 20s/30s. I doubt the CVNs will be obsolete, but they will change. After all, a hypersonic missile is expensive.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: anzha

YES but WHAT do the NSAPs have and under WHAT conditions would they deploy?
THAT keeps China and Russia,honest ,not NUKES any more
They haven't shot down an F15 yet, GEEZE IVAN ...EVEN by ACCIDENT ,you'd think SOME pilot SOMEWHERE could take one.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

NSAP?



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

Aye they will do the trick also if the hit a carrier.

The future will probably be stealthier submarines with surface/sea-launched hypersonic missiles as railguns and beam weaponry don't function effectively underwater, at least not yet they don't.



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