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Kuznetsov to be Equipped With Pantsyr Missiles

Kuznetsov to be Equipped With Pantsyr Missiles May 8, 2018

The upgrade work on Russia's only aircraft carrier will begin this month, Russian Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief Viktor Bursuk said.

Admiral Kuznetsov will be equipped with new shipborne Pantsyr surface-to-air missile system as well as new flight control systems. The carrier's power-generating equipment will also be replaced by new boilers. The modernization work is expected to be completed by 2021.

The 305-metre long carrier can accommodate up to 30 MiG-29K/KUB and Su-33 fighter jets, and also Ka-52K attack helicopters and Ka-27 and Ka-29 anti-submarine warfare helos.

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