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Russia's Krylov Research Center Unveils Light Aircraft Carrier Design

The Krylov State Research Center (KGNC) has presented the model of a light multi-purpose aircraft carrier at the Army-2018 International Military-Technical Forum for the first time. It is on display at the Krylov’s exhibition stand.


The Krylov State Research Center (KGNC) has presented the model of a light multi-purpose aircraft carrier at the Army-2018 International Military-Technical Forum for the first time. It is on display at the Krylov’s exhibition stand.


Russias Krylov Research Center Unveils Light Aircraft Carrier Design 1The light multipurpose aircraft carrier design unveiled by Kryloc at Army 2018 exhibition in Moscow.


"The light multipurpose aircraft carrier is designed to ensure combat sustainability of the fleet’s forces and weapons which are engaged in hostilities in blue and green waters by fulfilling anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense tasks as well as by destroying air, surface, underwater and onshore targets," KGCN said in its documents.

The light aircraft carrier’s standard displacement is 37000 tons; normal displacement - 40500 tons and full displacement - 44000 tons. The length is 304 meters. The length on design waterline is 260 meters. The width is 78 meters. The width on design water line is 38 meters; sea gauge is 8.5 meters. Full speed is 28 knots; cruising speed is 16 knots. Range on 16 knots is 8000 miles; autonomous navigation on food supplies is 60 days. Aviation seaworthiness is up to 7 points. The main propulsion plant consists of a two-shaft gas turbine with partial electric propulsion. The capacity is 81000 KWT or 110000 horse-power. The electric power system consists of 3 power plants with a total capacity of 32MWATTS (6.3 kW/50Hz).


Russias Krylov Research Center Unveils Light Aircraft Carrier Design 2 Poster showing an artist impression of the light aircraft carrier at sea


Shipborne arms include four Pantsyr-ME anti-aircraft missile gun systems with target detection units. The Paket complexes comprising four 324 mm torpedo launchers ensure protection against torpedoes. Four rocket-assisted bomb throwers as well as active and passive electronic warfare systems can be deployed on the ship.


Russias Krylov Research Center Unveils Light Aircraft Carrier Design 3 The light aircraft carrier’s air wing consists of 46 aircraft, including 12-14 Su-33 and 12-14 MiG -29K/KUB fighter jets.


The light aircraft carrier’s air wing consists of 46 flying craft, including 12-14 Su-33 and 12-14 MiG -29K/KUB fighter jets; four long-range radar detection and control aircraft; 12-14 Ka-27-class helicopters. Air-launched weapons stock is up to 600 tons; Aviation kerosene stock is up to 2,000 tons.


Russias Krylov Research Center Unveils Light Aircraft Carrier Design 4Shipborne arms include four Pantsyr-ME CIWS


The Krylov State Research Center presented a project for a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier of project 23000E (Storm). Its displacement is 95,000-100,000 tons. Its air wing consists of 80-90 flying craft.


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