Russian Navy Aircraft Carrier Kuznetsov to Head Back to Northern Fleet Base Following Refit

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Russian Navy Aircraft Carrier Kuznetsov to Head Back to Northern Fleet Base Following Refit
 
Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, is getting set to head back to its Northern Fleet base, Navy spokesman and Captain 2nd Rank Andrei Luzik told Russian media on Thursday. As we reported in May, the flagship of the Russian navy went into the dock of a shipyard in north Russia for repairs.
     
Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, is getting set to head back to its Northern Fleet base, Navy spokesman and Captain 2nd Rank Andrei Luzik told Russian media on Thursday. As we reported in May, the flagship of the Russian navy went into the dock of a shipyard in north Russia for repairs.
Russian Navy Aircraft Carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" entered the dock 82 Shipyard in Severomorsk on Wednesday, May 13. Picture: Flotprom.ru
     
Undergoing repairs at the 82nd Shipyard in Roslyakovo, Murmansk region since May, the flagship of the Russian Navy is now set to return to its home port in Severomorsk, outside the port city of Murmansk.

"Logistical support forces of the Northern Fleet and workers of the 82nd Shipyard in Roslyakovo (Murmansk region) launched a joint operation to bring the flagship of the Russian Navy, the heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser, Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov, out of its floating dock. The bulk of the repair work on the aircraft carrier has been completed," Luzik reported, according to Russia's RIA Novosti.

The aircraft carrier performed its last long-distance voyage in May 2014, mostly sailing in the Mediterranean Sea.


The Navy spokesman explained that during the three months of servicing and repairs, the Admiral Kuznetsov saw work done to equipment of its electro-mechanical combat section, and to the ship's drive components, while its hull saw the removal of marine sediments and received fresh paint. Further work aimed at the ship's modernization will later be carried out at the ship's regular dock near the port city of Murmansk, with crews making preparations for the resumption of regular flights by the Northern Fleet's fighter wings.
 

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