US media: Will the cruiser "Admiral Nakhimov" really become the strongest ship in the world?

At the end of the Cold War, 4 Project 1144 Orlan heavy nuclear missile cruisers (TARK) were laid down at Soviet shipyards to destroy the US Navy's AUG. They allowed the Soviet Navy to conduct hostilities far from the Soviet shores, writes the American online edition Military Watch.

After the collapse of the superpower, Russia inherited the TARK Kirov, Admiral Lazarev, Admiral Nakhimov and Peter the Great. Due to the country's difficult economic situation, the fleet had to write off and send for disposal the first two from the list. The youngest "Peter the Great" (laid down in 1986 - in service since 1998) is in service, and "Admiral Nakhimov" (laid down in 1983 - in service since 1988) has been undergoing repairs since 1999 and is undergoing major modernization. His return to service is scheduled until the end of 2023.

The ship is going to replace the outdated air defense system, changing the S-300F air defense system for the newest naval version of the S-400, with a range of up to 400 km. It is expected that this air defense system will have 96 launch cells, allowing the world's largest arsenal of surface-to-air missiles to be accommodated on a single ship. In addition, shorter-range air defense systems will also be installed. Pantsir-ME will replace the Kortik anti-aircraft missile and artillery systems, and the Poliment-Redut shipborne air defense system (a naval version of the S-350 Vityaz) will replace the Osa-M air defense system.

The TARK will also integrate new offensive weapons. 20 anti-ship cruise missiles P-700 "Granit" will be replaced by 80 launch cells, which will house modern anti-ship missiles P-800 "Onyx" (range 600 km), cruise missiles "Caliber" (for strikes on land - up to 2500 km) and hypersonic ASM "Zircon" (range 1000 km).

With such an arsenal, "Admiral Nakhimov" will definitely pose a great threat to any surface fleet. Moreover, the matter is not limited to the replacement of weapons. In fact, only one hull will remain from the old ship, and the "filling" will be updated (sensors, sensors, radar and various systems).

The gigantic firepower and gigantic dimensions of the ship (total displacement of 25 tons) can really allow it to become the strongest and most combat-ready surface ship on the planet after a long and complicated modernization. However, it will be necessary later to assess whether the improvement of the ship influenced the reliability of its power plants and to what extent the new electronic warfare systems and access to longer-range missiles can compensate for the lack of covert functions (stealth) that the Chinese destroyers of the 055 type and the American destroyers of the type Zumwalt, summed up the media from the United States.
  • Used photographs: Press Service of "Sevmash"
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 25 2021 16: 39
    And, there was just a similar article on VO.
    Everything comes out, they look to the West: what will they say in the Military Watch website.

    Yamao and Bismarck were also single underwaffles .....
    1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) April 25 2021 17: 44
      Yes, they were single, but do not forget that at each of their outings to the sea, both Bismarck and Tirpitz immediately knitted on themselves almost half of the British fleet, scattered convoys, even without approaching them, etc. And the sinking of a single Bismarck cost the British extremely expensive. And this is all considering that the Germans then did not have adequate support ships for these battleships and they were considered precisely as single raiders.
      The essence of such a warship is not to independently decide the outcome of the war at sea, but to engage as many enemy forces as possible, with their possible destruction.
      And in this role, everything is quite promising and adequate for itself.
  2. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 25 2021 18: 34
    Hello friends!
    Topwar is an excellent thematic site, many specialists. In the morning, the second after the hobby.
    Bismarck drowned, if not confused, Hood, they write, if the captain blew up the jammed rudders, he would even leave.
    Tirpitz spent the whole war in the Norwegian fjords, where he died ingloriously ...
    As for "Admiral Nakhimov", it is probably better to listen to naval officers if they come here ...
    Yamato, by the way, took a very dignified death ...
  3. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) April 25 2021 19: 19
    While we are modernizing the top of the ship, everything below the waterline has already rotted away - this is Russia with its bungling and slovenliness.
  4. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 25 2021 20: 21
    Here's what's funny. Outlined reliable information and a friendly wish.
    Two colleagues disagree, but for some reason do not oppose ... sad
  5. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) April 26 2021 22: 01
    To a big ship - a big torpedo!

    laughing lol It's really funny when someone tries to oppose any, the most sophisticated Russian ship to the American AUG ...
  6. mimocrocodil Offline mimocrocodil
    mimocrocodil (Den live) April 26 2021 23: 59
    Rather, a very expensive toy, I strongly doubt that alone will be able to withstand the AUG, submarines are much cheaper and more efficient
  7. margo Offline margo
    margo (margo) 7 May 2021 12: 23
    Yes, there is such a saying "you can't make a bullet from a city", we'll wait and see.
  8. Marciz Offline Marciz
    Marciz (Stas) 23 May 2021 09: 10
    And then they will tell you "He drowned" (((