New Russian helicopter carriers can be converted into hospital ships

Like France, which deployed its assault helicopter carriers Mistral and Diksmuide to transfer patients affected by Covid19 to Corsica, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean, the Russian Navy deploying its hospital ship Irtysh to Vladivostok from April 13, 2020 to lighten the load on hospitals in the region, which are about to be saturated by the influx of patients. If this episode led the Russian Minister of Defense, Victor Shoighou, to reconsider the advisability of building one or more hospital ships, the budgetary constraints and the operational pressure of the Russian Shipyards are likely to, if not cancel, all of…

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Russia simultaneously begins construction of 2 frigates, 2 nuclear submarines and 2 assault helicopter carriers

We know that the Russian Defense is skilful when it comes to communication, and that it is not stingy with symbols. In this regard, this July 16, 2020 will be a milestone for the Russian Navy, since the keel-laying ceremonies of two frigates from the extended Admiral Gorshkov project 22350, two nuclear submarines from the 885-M Iassen, and two project 23900 assault helicopter carriers. In a single day, the Russian Navy launches 6 major ocean-going ships, which is as much, if not more, than many Western navies have. and European. In recent decades, the Navy...

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Construction of the two Russian helicopter carriers will begin in May

According to an article published by the TASS agency, the program for the construction of two new helicopter carrier assault ships for the Russian Navy, and in accordance with the guidelines laid down by President Putin, will be officially launched on the occasion of the ceremonies of the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, on May 9, 2020. As expected, the construction will be entrusted to the Zaliv shipyards, in Crimea, without this being a surprise since these are the yards with the the most suitable infrastructures to build such imposing ships. The contract should be signed during the month of February, and the delivery of the second…

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