MOSCOW, September 23. / TASS /. Project 1144 2M (Orlan-class) nuclear-powered heavy nuclear cruiser Admiral Nakhimov undergoing repair and modernization at the Sevmash shipyard in northwest Russia will enter sea trials in 2023, said Vladimir Korolyov, deputy general manager of the United Shipbuilding Corporation for Military Shipbuilding. told TASS on Thursday.
“We can say that our work is proceeding as planned … I think the cruiser will go into testing in 2023,” the deputy director general said in response to a question about the schedule for completing work on Admiral Nakhimov.
During the modernization of the cruiser Admiral Nakhimov, shipbuilders faced many issues related to the battleship’s powertrain, weapons, and radio-electronic armament. Specialists are doing a large amount of work on the cruiser’s missile systems, he said.
The pace of work on Admiral Nakhimov clearly demonstrates that Sevmash shipbuilders can both build nuclear-powered submarine missile carriers and restore the technical readiness of unique warships such as heavy cruisers. nuclear-powered Orlan-class project 1144, the deputy head of the United said the shipbuilding company.
The heavy guided 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. It was earlier reported that the heavy guided missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov would go into testing in 2021.
The upgrade significantly increased the cruiser’s strike abilities. In particular, the warship will carry 10 multi-purpose on-board launchers for eight Kalibr-NK or Oniks cruise missiles. Eventually, Admiral Nakhimov will carry Tsirkon hypersonic missiles.