The designs and solutions for Russia’s two new aircraft carriers do not meet modern standards, a source in the Russian Navy headquarter told newspaper Izvestia. “What we have been offered is in fact an old Soviet aircraft carrier of the “Ulyanovsk”-model”, the source argues.
Ship designers from the Krylov and Nevsky design bureau in Sankt Petersburg have for the past two years worked on a new aircraft carrier model. Now, the designers are requested by the Navy to come back with new models and solutions already before the end of 2012, Izvestia informs.
Russia has plans to construct two new nuclear-powered aircraft carriers by year 2027. One of the ships is to be ready for operations already in 2020. The ships will be based in the Northern and Pacific fleets respectively.
As previously reported, former Navy Commander Vladimir Vysotsky in 2008 announced the Russia will built new aircraft carriers. However, as noted by Izvestia, the ships are not included in the military budget plans for the period until 2020.
Russia today has one aircraft carrier, the “Admiral Kuznetsov”, which is based in the Northern Fleet. Reportedly, also this ship, which entered service in 1991, is to undergo modernization and the installation of nuclear power facilities is being considered, Wikipedia informs.
There are today 12 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers operating on the world seas, among which 11 are U.S. and one French.
Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Northern Fleet’s “Admiral Kuznetsov”, has finished repairs and is ready to leave the port of Murmansk. According to a Russian news agency, the vessel will sail to Syria.
A century and a half ago, Norway was home to roughly three thousand brown bears, the majority of bears in all of Scandinavia. By 1930, the bears were virtually extinct. Decades of aggressive management tactics and bounties had wiped out one of the area’s most iconic species.
Microplastics, the tiny plastic particles that are accumulating in marine waters and big lakes around the world, are now showing up in the Arctic waters south and southwest of Svalbard, Norway, a new study says.
REYKJAVIK: The climatic changes taking place in the Arctic are a call to action for the world. We must answer with more international cooperation and more research, says Tore Hattrem, State Secretary of Norway’s Foreign Ministry.
“Partnership should and shall shape the development of the Arctic, therefore cooperation is the starting point for our Arctic policy,” Vladimir Barbin, Senior Arctic Official and representative to the Arctic Council, said at the Arctic Circle 2015 assembly.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende has asked Russia for an explanation to the high number of asylum seekers coming to Norway via Russia. Syrian refugees that have lived in Russia for a long time, will be stopped on the border and sent back.