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The US press calls the aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" "an old Soviet asset", but calls on "to take into account its equipping with the latest weapons."

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American experts continue to assess Russian military power. At the same time, the same persons can issue statements that are diametrically opposite in meaning. It is said that Russia poses the greatest threat to the United States in military terms, it is said that the military potential of Moscow is based on "old Soviet weapons."


Opinions about the "old Soviet weapons" are held, for example, in the Popular Mechanics, which presents reflections on the state of the Russian Naval fleet.

The American author writes that Russia currently has only one aircraft carrier in the Navy, but that one has already been under repair for a year. The article, and once again in a relatively short period of time, indicates that "Admiral Kuznetsov" "clearly needs to be replaced, but Russia has neither the funds nor the industrial capacity to create a new aircraft carrier."

The aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" has been called "an old Soviet asset that brings a lot of problems to the Russian Navy."

The author recalls that the aircraft carrier should return to performing tasks as part of the Russian Navy in 2022 - after major repairs and related incidents, including the incident with the flooding of a floating dock.
At the same time, the US press writes that after the modernization "Admiral Kuznetsov" can go to sea with the latest weapons, including hypersonic missiles. It is pointed out that the United States needs to "take this into account and respond to it."

As you can see, the analytics of American observers is confusing - either “Russia has no funds for modernization,” then “it will go out to sea with a hypersonic weapons". And this is against the background of the fact that the United States, for obvious reasons, does not know what weapons the Russian aircraft carrier will receive after overhaul and modernization.

It should be noted that the United States itself cannot decide on the future of its aircraft carriers. After Joe Biden came to the White House, US Navy admirals began to declare the need to increase the number of aircraft carriers in the fleet. The minimum number of 11 aircraft carriers, prescribed in the US military law, does not suit the American admirals.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B April 23 2021 06: 56
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    The aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" has been called "an old Soviet asset that brings a lot of problems to the Russian Navy."
    So what, what's the old one?
    It begs about the old horse and the furrow.
    But really Kuzya ... after all, he was never a masterpiece of aircraft manufacturing ...
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. April 23 2021 07: 00
      +7
      It would be necessary to cross it.
      Painfully unlucky ship ... then it loses its fighters, then the crane falls on it, then the repair floating dock for its repair goes to the bottom ... it is not by chance that all this. what
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B April 23 2021 07: 04
        +2
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        it is no coincidence that all this.

        Aliens?
        Well, the gozmans and the bulk of this obviously do not pull.
        1. Lech from Android.
          Lech from Android. April 23 2021 07: 08
          -1
          Moget and aliens smile, there are unlucky ships in other fleets of the world.
          How to interrupt a series of bad luck of Admiral Kuznetsov?
          What are your suggestions?
          1. ammunition
            ammunition April 24 2021 11: 29
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            Quote: Lech from Android.
            What are your suggestions?

            Rename to "Admiral Apraksin".
        2. Charik
          Charik April 23 2021 22: 52
          0
          Usmanchiks, Prokhora, Grefchiks and other friends
      2. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U April 23 2021 07: 05
        -5
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        It would be necessary to cross it.

        Do you think there were no priests? I suppose every sneeze is "sanctified", but the braces, all that ...
        1. Victor_B
          Victor_B April 23 2021 07: 08
          +8
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          Do you think there were no priests?

          By the way, yes!
          We need to attract priests to the grandmother!
          For poor quality service.
          Consumer protection law.
        2. Lech from Android.
          Lech from Android. April 23 2021 07: 10
          +2
          Yes, even priests ... if only Kuzya lived and worked as it should, and not freak out with incidents.
    2. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis April 23 2021 07: 23
      -2
      I can call it whatever you like! Even an old toad !! But if it is useful to our country, it means it poses a threat to the United States and their pack of "tobacco" All this pack of Britons and svidoukrov with the Poles.
      1. hrych
        hrych April 23 2021 10: 04
        +1
        Quote: 30 vis
        it is useful for our country, which means it poses a threat to the United States and their flock of "tobacco"

        Especially as part of one of the most powerful formations in the world - the Northern Fleet, plus the Arctic group and the icebreaker fleet, including nuclear-powered ships.
    3. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer April 23 2021 08: 33
      +3
      Is de Gaulle a masterpiece?))) Or the British Invincible?))) An aircraft carrier is an instrument, at that time it corresponded to what it was built for.
      1. hrych
        hrych April 23 2021 10: 26
        -1
        Quote: TermNachTER
        at that point in time it corresponded to what it was built for

        In terms of armament, the unique, supersonic and powerful (including SBCH) Granit cruise missiles, plus equipping air defense / anti-aircraft defense capabilities,
        Quote: Victor_B
        Kuzya ... still has never been a masterpiece
        then this ship is really a MASTERPIECE. How these huge anti-ship missiles were placed in the PU under the flight deck is a masterpiece. The very combination of such striking, missile power with an air wing is a masterpiece. There were no missiles like Granites, and neither the Americans, nor anyone else in the world. And the Americans run from the northern latitudes, like a snowball begins to fly, also with a certain excitement and precipitation, the Americans have a non-flying weather. Yes, and Kuznetsov at such a moment is not flying, but without the use of an air wing, he remains combat-ready, with his strike and anti-submarine weapons.
  2. hrych
    hrych April 23 2021 06: 58
    +3
    Obsolescence sounds interesting from the lips of those who recently wrote off the battleships of 1942. Yes, and they were taken to the reserve when the Union collapsed and stupidly fell under the reduction and optimization, they say the Cold War is successfully over. I'm talking about Iowa-class battleships, including Iowa itself, Missouri, New Jersey and Wisconsin. Nothing, Tomahawks with Harpoons installed and quite themselves were powerful strike ships. served half a hundred years and the USSR did not collapse, they would still go. Although kept in reserve almost until the 21st century and converted into floating museums. And here only the same age as the Russian Federation. VPU will accept both strategic and not only, Caliber, the most powerful Onyx and Zircon. With anti-aircraft and anti-submarine weapons, it is relevant even without an air wing. All we have is a full-fledged cruiser, and not just a floating airfield.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver April 23 2021 09: 16
      +3
      Quote: hrych
      Although kept in reserve almost until the 21st century and converted into floating museums.

      But at the same time, they did not torn apart, as, say, USS Intrepid, an aircraft carrier-museum in Manhattan, and the main mechanisms were mothballed. And the spare barrels of the main caliber were not handed over to scrap metal. So if it is really necessary, in theory they can be put back into operation.
  3. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U April 23 2021 06: 58
    +2
    As you can see, the analytics of American observers is confusing - either "Russia has no funds for modernization", then "it will go to sea with hypersonic weapons."
    Well, if the observers are like that, then it's not surprising! laughing
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z April 23 2021 07: 03
      -1
      the US press writes that after the modernization "Admiral Kuznetsov" can go to sea with the latest weapons, including hypersonic missiles. It is pointed out that the United States needs to "take this into account and respond to it."

      Since they are afraid of one Kuzya, they should include aircraft-carrying ships in the Arms Treaty and equalize their number "one to one."
  4. From Tomsk
    From Tomsk April 23 2021 06: 58
    +3
    It is inconvenient to poke the Americans with their faces, but theirs "Dwight Eisenhower", 15 years old "Kuzi" .... and he is the pride of the pindoflot)))
    1. novel66
      novel66 April 23 2021 07: 16
      +7
      catapult, planes with full load take off. AWACS aircraft are present ... much better ... and ... yes, he's at sea
  5. taiga2018
    taiga2018 April 23 2021 07: 00
    -4
    As the Taliban have shown, if the Americans have at least 11 aircraft carriers, at least 111, they can be beaten and defeated ...
    1. novel66
      novel66 April 23 2021 07: 17
      +3
      on land - no question. where there is no direct support from the sea
    2. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 April 23 2021 07: 20
      0
      You can beat and win, but asashay is such a country that it still climbs wherever it is not asked for.
  6. Adimius38
    Adimius38 April 23 2021 07: 03
    +6
    In fact, Kuzya was never an aircraft carrier, but was a heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser with strike weapons that American aircraft carriers never dreamed of, if you do not save money on modernization, Kuzya will be a very formidable platform equipped with advanced strike missile weapons and besides everything also have an air wing on board.
  7. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins April 23 2021 07: 05
    +1
    Here, too, we cannot decide on "Kuznetsov ..." How to count him, what is his place in the doctrine ...
    And even more so from across the ocean!
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 April 23 2021 07: 21
      +4
      Yes, it is necessary to the Pacific Ocean. There is space, there is the United States at hand and Japan.
  8. KCA
    KCA April 23 2021 07: 10
    +3
    The name Pop Mechanic immediately says that this is a serious analytical military publication.
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U April 23 2021 07: 12
      +1
      Quote: KCA
      The name Pop Mechanic immediately says that this is a serious analytical military publication.
      Even here they did not decide whether it was a mechanic, or a Pope mechanic!
      1. KCA
        KCA April 23 2021 07: 21
        +2
        Came across a couple of times in PDF, a magazine for kids and Americans
  9. Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 April 23 2021 07: 25
    -3
    they are given only vtg, the replacement of rocket weapons is not provided, and in general they are prepared for sale, costly and has no tasks in the conditions of the Russian Federation
  10. Klingon
    Klingon April 23 2021 07: 29
    +2
    Quote: Lech from Android.
    It would be necessary to cross it.
    Painfully unlucky ship ... then it loses its fighters, then the crane falls on it, then the repair floating dock for its repair goes to the bottom ... it is not by chance that all this. what

    that is, invite a priest with a censer and sprinkle with holy water ?? wassat
  11. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx April 23 2021 08: 42
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    The US press calls the aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" "an old Soviet asset", but calls "Take into account its equipping with the latest weapons".

    Really believe in the Russian hypersonic?
    Let's see what they sing in a year.
  12. lis-ik
    lis-ik April 23 2021 12: 19
    +1
    Well, it’s true, it is on the Soviet models that the army of the Russian Federation is held, nothing fundamentally new has been created.
  13. Barberry25
    Barberry25 April 23 2021 22: 59
    0
    Interestingly .. and the missile system is still reanimated .. or will it end with the repair of the power plant?