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Russia: sure to repair the damaged aircraft carrier in time

Many doubts about where the works will be carried out

According to Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Alexey Krivoruchko on the October 30th incident, which led to the sinking of the PD-50 floating dock, the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov would not have caused serious damage to the flight deck and external structures. The crane fell on the only aircraft carrier of the Russian Navy caused a hole above the waterline of about 20 square meters, easily repairable even if it remains difficult to understand where the works will be carried out. In fact, as written by AVIONEWS the PD-50 is the only dry-dock sized to accommodate the Kuznetsov, and Russia does not own others and does not even have suitable basins in the ports (built in Ukraine). Nevertheless, the Ministry of Defense said they were convinced that they could repair the damage and proceed with the ordinary maintenance of the aircraft carrier in the times imagined last year, even if there are many doubts about it.

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