The Mighty Kirov

Russian battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy

Interesting to read that the Russian Navy is bringing a second Kirov class nuclear powered battlecruiser, the Admiral Nakhimov, back into commission after being laid up for over 15 years.

The overhaul will be completed with the ship set to be returned to the fleet in 2019.

These refitted Kirov class battlecruisers will reportedly feature a whole new suite of sensors weapon systems.

Russia’s TASS news agency reports that the ships will receive totally updated multipurpose vertical launch systems, making these ships capable of carrying a much wider variety of anti-ship missiles and many more of them.


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