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The Russian Navy is launching a project to develop a new aircraft carrier, the navy's commander Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov told Interfax.
"We are beginning work to develop a new aircraft carrier in 2005. Construction is to begin after 2010," Kuroyedov said.
"We are launching this development project and will involve leading experts to find out which materials and weapons we'll need and how many aircraft carriers should be built," he said.
Kuroyedov earlier told journalists that the navy is planning to put the new carrier into service in the Northern Fleet by 2016-17. Another carrier will be built for the Pacific Fleet, he said. "Deck aviation has a good future. A new multi-purpose aircraft will be created in a few years," Kuroyedov said.
The Russian Navy currently has only one aircraft-carrying cruiser, the Admiral Kuznetsov.
Originally posted by namehere
uh the black sea isnt what i'd call a very good place for a carrier, really its obsurd to think of doing that when their airforce can easily cover the area mentioned by you.
[edit on 15-5-2005 by namehere]