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Russia to deploy its heavy aircraft carrier to the Mediterranean Sea March 7, 2016

Russia is planning to send its heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov" to head the Russian flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea  in the summer of 2016.  The carrier is currently under process of upgrading for new types of aircraft and munitions, including the new MiG-29K and "other planes.” The Kuznetzov can carry 40 SU-33, Mig-29 and SU-25UT fighter jets and 24 helicopters.

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