A source in the military-industrial complex denied information that appeared earlier in the media about the upcoming withdrawal from the Navy of the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Peter the Great. Earlier there were reports that the cruiser was planned to be written off due to an expensive upgrade.
The heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Peter the Great is not planned to be decommissioned and decommissioned. The ship can be put into reserve for subsequent repairs with modernization, this option is being considered
- said the interlocutor RIA News.
According to him, the modernization may begin after the return of the Admiral Nakhimov cruiser to service.
According to the experience of Nakhimov’s modernization, the Peter the Great cruiser, after repairs, can become the carrier of a large number of cruise missiles, including hypersonic ones.
– said the source of the agency.
Meanwhile, it was the expensive modernization of the Admiral Nakhimov cruiser that was named as one of the reasons for the possible decommissioning of Peter the Great. At the same time, it was emphasized that part of the crew of the cruiser "Peter the Great" had already become part of the similar ship "Admiral Nakhimov".
Recall, "Peter the Great" is the flagship of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Federation. This is the only combat surface nuclear-powered ship in the Russian navy, as well as the world's largest non-aircraft carrier strike warship with a nuclear power plant.