Р¤Р »Р ° РіРјР ° РЅ Р§РµСЂРЅРѕРјРѕСЂСЃРєРѕРіРѕ fleet the Nakhimov Guards Order missile cruiser "Moscow" will serve at least another 20 years, until 2040. This was reported by TASS with reference to a source in the Russian military-industrial complex (MIC).
According to the source, the cruiser was removed from the dock last Friday after repairs. It is assumed that in the future, “Moscow” will remain in service until 2040, which will be a record of service life for ships of the 1st rank.
During the repair, the second bottom, tanks, part of the underwater hull were replaced on the cruiser, which, according to experts, will allow it to be operational for at least another 20 years. (...) for domestic warships of the 1st rank this will become one of the records of the total service life
- the agency quotes the source’s words, while emphasizing that it does not have official confirmation of this information.
As previously reported, after the repair, "Moscow" will undergo the necessary tests and at the end of summer will go to the Mediterranean Sea, where it will become part of the permanent group of the Russian Navy.
The previous time the cruiser was on a long hike from September 2015 to January 2016. The ship provided air defense from the sea direction of the Russian air base Khmeimim in Syria.
The cruiser "Moscow" was laid on the stocks of the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant named after the 61 communard in the 1976 year as the Slava missile cruiser, is the leading missile in the series of missile cruisers. Launched 27 July 1979 g., Was put into operation in 1983 year. Displacement - 11380 tons. It is equipped with 16 launchers of Vulkan missiles, artillery, air defense systems, torpedo tubes and depth-fire bombs.