The author recalled that the only aircraft-carrying ship in the Russian Navy survived fires, unsuccessful aircraft landings, and breakdowns. The aircraft carrier is currently undergoing repairs. Everyone hopes that it will be ready for sea trials in 2022. But, according to the author, the voyage of the “Admiral Kuznetsov” may be postponed.
The modernization of the ship provides for the replacement of the Su-33 with the MiG-29K, an increase in the number of aircraft to 26 from 24, the deployment of new cruise missiles and modern electronics. However, the author notes that the aircraft carrier has already become a laughing stock. And for the construction of a new one, there is neither money nor engineering developments. The author calls the main problem that Russia depends on other countries in terms of supplies of components for warships. The Kremlin needs to solve this problem.