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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Russia Reportedly Developing a Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier

Project 22350 (Lider) class DDGA report from a Russian state-run news agency this week is saying the country’s future aircraft carrier will be equipped with a nuclear reactor.

“The project of a future Russian aircraft carrier, or as it is sometimes referred to as naval aircraft carrying complex, is in the design phase. Research conducted by the Nevskoye Design Bureau indicates that the sole way of meeting the Navy’s requirements, such as power generation, sea endurance and voyage range is to equip the ship with a nuclear power plant,” a spokesperson with the United Shipbuilding Corporation has told the TASS agency.

The Nevskoye Design Bureau, which is Russia’s main designer for large surface vessels, builds civilian tankers, bulk cargo carriers, and heavy aircraft carriers.

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