MOSCOW, April 22. / TASS /. Nuclear-powered heavy missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov will become the world’s most powerful surface fighter after its upgrade, Andrei Dyachkov, CEO of the Severnoye Design Bureau (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) told TASS on Thursday. , on the occasion of the company’s 75th anniversary.
“The high potential for modernization incorporated into these ships (project 1144 and project 1142) during their design made it possible to carry out certain works and to equip Admiral Nakhimov with the most advanced weapons, making it the combat ship of most powerful surface in the world, ”the managing director said. .
As new advanced “21st century ships” have emerged, the Severnoye Design Bureau-designed heavy nuclear-powered missile-carrier cruisers Project 1144 and Project 11442 which notably include Admiral Nakhimov are still a renowned brand and a favorite. symbol. of the design office and the Russian navy, he stressed.
The nuclear-powered heavy missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov has been under repair at the Sevmash shipyard since 1999. Real work on the warship has been carried out since 2013. The upgrade has significantly enhanced the cruiser’s strike capabilities.
The Project 1144 ‘Orlan’ nuclear powered missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov, which was known as Kalinin before 1992, was landed at the Baltic Shipyard on May 17, 1983. The warship was laid down water on April 25, 1986 and entered service with the Soviet Navy on December 30, 1988. The warship was appointed Admiral Nakhimov on April 22, 1992.