The Ministry of Defense called the timing of the transfer of the Navy cruiser "Admiral Nakhimov"

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moscow, dec 16-ria novosti. The heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov, which is undergoing repairs and modernization, should be handed over to the Navy at the end of 2022, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko said during a visit to the Sevmash plant, the Defense Ministry reports.

According to the Ministry, Krivoruchko at the enterprise checked the progress of work on the nuclear submarines under construction of the project 955A "Borey" and 885M "Yasen", as well as on the cruiser of the project 1144.2 M "Admiral Nakhimov"undergoing repair.

"As planned, the ship is expected to be delivered at the end of 2022. These terms are not in doubt, " - said Krivoruchko, speaking about the timing of the return to combat "Admiral Nakhimov".

As specified in the Ministry of Defense, "Admiral Nakhimov" after modernization will be able to use hypersonic cruise missiles "Zircon", as well as cruise missiles" Caliber "and"Onyx". Before the repair, the main armament of the cruiser was the Granit missile system with the same name supersonic anti-ship cruise missile.

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