The head of the USC announced the postponement of the return of “Admiral Kuznetsov” to the Navy

According to the head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov, the aircraft carrier will return to the Navy in the first quarter of 2024. In December 2019, an aircraft carrier under repair after an accident caught fire

Aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov”

The aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, on which a fire broke out in December 2019, will return to the Russian Navy in the first quarter of 2024, RIA Novosti reported. Aleksey Rakhmanov, General Director of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).

«Terms for completing the repair and modernization of the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov» after docking, they will move a couple of months. The transfer of the Navy will take place in the first quarter of 2024, — said Rakhmanov.

The warship is docked at the 35th shipyard in Murmansk. Repairs at the dock will last until September. “Then work will continue at the wall of the plant,” — he added.

In September 2021, the head of the USC reported that the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” will be handed over to the Navy in 2023 after the replacement of all turbines.

In October 2018, an accident occurred during the descent of the “Admiral Kuznetsov” to the water. Then the floating dock PD-50, in which the ship was located, sank, as a result, a crane fell on it and damaged part of the deck. Ship repair work was carried out at the 35th plant.

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However, in December 2019, the aircraft carrier caught fire: a spark from welding fell into the hold with spilled fuel. As a result of the fire, two people died and more than a dozen were injured. In May of this year, “Admiral Kuznetsov” docked. Its restoration will cost 350 million rubles, Rakhmanov said in 2020.

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