Missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov” was returned to service after 6 years of renovation

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In Russia in the line of battle after six years of repair joined by the missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov”. After entering the Navy, a fourth ship of this class

Missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov” came back in a combat operation after a six-year renovation. This was stated by defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the Board meeting of the military Department, reports “Interfax”.

According to him, the cruiser entered “the structure of forces of constant readiness”.

The repairs on the cruiser was completed in December of 2016. Then he returned to the base of the Northern fleet in Severomorsk. 26 Dec on the pier was “the solemn ceremony of the cruiser”, said the press service of the Navy (quoted by TASS).

Repairs on the cruiser began in 2011. Initially, the cruiser wanted to hold a “medium repair”. However, later in 2013, it was decided to hold a “major upgrade”. In particular, instead of the originally installed anti-ship missile complex “Bazalt” (firing range — up to 500 km) it was decided to erect a complex “Vulkan” (range 700 km), told “Interfax” in the main headquarters of the Navy. Also on the ship had a repair of hull structures of the ship, the arrangements of propellers and rudders, main propulsion and other systems.

In October 2016, the cruiser went to sea on factory sea trials. While the ship was 4 thousand nautical miles. The Vice President of the United shipbuilding Corporation on military shipbuilding Igor Ponomarev said that the cruiser will enter the combat operation until the end of 2016.

Initially, the Navy planned to send the cruiser “Marshal Ustinov” in the service of the Pacific fleet. However, in November 2016, the defense Ministry said that the cruiser will pass to the Northern fleet. “With the arrival of the missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov” in the Northern fleet, the potential impact of heterogeneous groups of the Russian Navy will be increased,” — said “Interfax” a representative of the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry for the Navy captain 1st rank Igor Dygalo.

The cruiser “Marshal Ustinov” is one of the four existing missile cruisers that are in battle formation in the Russian Navy. It was launched in 1982, the cruiser is built on the project 1164 Atlant (under the same project built cruiser “Moscow” (flagship of the black sea fleet) and “the Vikings” (flagship of the Pacific fleet). On Board 16 anti-ship missiles “Volcano”, the system s-300F “Fort” and other weapons. In addition, the service is the missile cruiser “Peter the Great”, which is built on a different project 1144 “Orlan”.

Another Russian missile cruiser “Admiral Nakhimov” is on the modernization and repair since 1999. According to Navy commander Vladimir Korolev, the Navy will receive the cruiser “a few years”. In addition, since 1999, on the repair is derived from the combat system missile cruiser “Admiral Lazarev”. In 2015, the source of “Interfax” in the main staff of the Navy stated that the restoration of technical readiness and its modernization, “not planned”. Also awaiting the disposal of another missile cruiser “Admiral Ushakov”. In 2014, the press service of the center for ship repair “Zvezdochka” stated that “fundamental decision about the disposal of the ship made” (quoted by TASS).