Russian Navy to upgrade Kuznetsov

According to some Russian news sources a contract has been signed for a modernisation of the Russian Navy’s sole aircraft carrier.

The modernization will focus on the aircraft carrier’s flight deck, including replacement of the deck covering, tailhooks, aircraft arresting gear and other elements of the take-off system.

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A contract between the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) and state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) for the modernization and overhaul of the Admiral Kuznetsov has finally been signed last month, following a long delay due to contractual disputes between the two sides.

Russia’s deputy defence minister for procurement, Yuri Borisov, has stated in April that the entire re-fit would be complete by the end of 2020 and the ship back in service in 2021.

Admiral Kuznetsov, commissioned in 1990, is the sole carrier of the Russian Navy and has deployed intermittently following the collapse of the Soviet Union.


Thales has won a contract to support, communication systems installed on-board the British Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.

Thales has won a $131.27m deal to support, maintain and manage the company’s communications systems installed on-board the British Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.

The company will also provide support for communications solutions on-board other platforms as part of the agreement, including systems integrated on-board Type 45 destroyers and Landing Platform Dock.

Huntington Ingalls Industries has been awarded for complex overhaul of the CVN 73

George Washington (CVN 73). The aircraft carrier arrived at Newport News under a planning contract. USS George Washington is the sixth Nimitz-class carrier to undergo this major life-cycle milestone. More than 4,000 employees will support the execution effort. Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder.]]>