The Russian navy has one conventionally powered aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov© RIA Novosti. Oleg Lastochkin
ST PETERSBURG, June 30 (RIA Novosti)
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Russia will complete construction of its first nuclear powered aircraft carrier by 2023, the head of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation said on Thursday.
“We will start designing the Russian aircraft carrier in 2016, so that by 2018 we can start construction,” company head Roman Trotsenko said.
He also said that as the construction period was likely to be five years, the carrier would be put into service in 2023.
The Russian navy has one conventionally powered aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, construction of which began during the Soviet era and finished in the early 1990s.
President Dmitry Medvedev said in 2008 that Russia would build new carriers for the navy but did not specify how they would be powered.
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- Darius2023 is still far away, but ...12:07, 30/06/2011It seems to me that the United States have too many aircraft carriers. Far more than their economie can afford.
Maybe they could sell some to Russia ?
- email@example.comThe year 2023 may be too late for this Russian carrier17:31, 30/06/2011Having the Russian aircraft carrier ready by 2023 may be too late for hostilities that may break out between NATO and Russia between the years 2020 and 2030.
This period in time will be critical in human history as it marks the decline of our oil based civilization as we now know it.
This comment is based upon all of the oil reservoir data that I am aware of and is backed up by other oil depletion experts around the world.
In 2011 the world has now begun its descent down the Worldwide Peak Oil Curve. Worldwide Peak Oil was reached in June 2006 and the world was at the top of this curve for 5 years until the beginning of 2011.
By 2020 the North Sea and Mexican oil reserves will be either exhausted or nearing exhaustion. This will be putting considerable pressure on Britain and the United States to find other resources of oil. This is also why we are seeing the current actions in Libya.
Canada has sufficient oil reserves to sustain the United States until 2020 in the Canadian Tar Sands Projects. After the year 2020 the United States will begin experiencing shortages of oil.
Saudi Arabia is now in decline and this situation will accelerate towards 2020 just as the case is with Russian oil depletion.
Saudi Arabia, Russian and Middle East oil reserves are decreasing at an annual rate of 7% to 8% a year. Over the next 9 years this decrease in output will increase to 20% to 30%.
This is what has been seen with United States, North Sea and Mexican oil reserves that have passed Peak Oil = Peak Production. Both the North Sea and Mexican oil reserves are in catastrophic collapse with 25% to 30% or higher declines year on year.
By the year 2030 the last remaining large oil reserves around the world will be running dry. This is accepted fact based on all known oil reservoir data and current worldwide consumption trends.
Between 2020 and 2030 the country of Russia will be under more and more pressure to export what oil and gas reserves that they have left to Europe, China, the United States and perhaps India.
However by selling off its oil reserves Russia risks the expansion and development of its own newly emerging oil based economy. Russia is now entering a stage of growth and development that will make it the new United States of the world. This process is now well under way.
Therefore conflict is inevitable as the United States declines as a super power and Russia and China emerge as the new super powers based on the past actions of Nato and the United States to secure fossil fuel energy reserves to power their economies.
China is a major source of concern because of its rapidly growing economy at 10% a year and its ever growing need for fossil fuel energy to power its gasoline powered cars and oil based economy. China is also the world's factory for consumer products. The problem with the Chinese model is that it will effectively reduce the supply of fossil fuel energy more quickly speeding up the collapse of other worldwide oil based economies.
The new Russian carrier needs to be built and ready for action by 2020 if only to act as a deterrent to military action by NATO and the United States for the Russian Caspian Sea oil and gas reserves.
This is also why it is very important for the Russian auto industry to manufacture cars that DO NOT USE gasoline powered engines. Russia has a critical window of opportunity to become a dominant player in alternative vehicle manufacturing expertise leap frogging Europe, India, China, Japan, Canada and the United States. The manufacture of gasoline powered cars is a waste of time and energy for the Russian economy as this technology is now obsolete and needs to be immediately replaced around the world.
In this regard Russia can save its oil and natural gas reserves for agriculture, petrochemical industries and export.
By the year 2020 oil shortages around the world will cause oil prices to spike severely upwards and this will continue until 2030 until the resource of oil is finally exhausted.
Between 2020 and 2030 Russia will require a strong military defense to prevent any foreign military attacks on its oil and gas reserves in the Caspian Sea area and potentially the arctic.
These comments are based upon all of the information I am aware of with regards to worldwide oil resources, worldwide consumption, and the actions of both NATO and the United States to secure fossil fuel energy reserves.
The United States SHOULD BE passing legislation to ban the manufacture of gasoline powered engines however the influence of the oil companies is too strong and dominant.
It is unfortunate as the gasoline powered engine is now obsolete technology and needs to be replaced around the world in ALL industrial countries.
So it is my advice to the Russian government to advance the plans of the building of their aircraft carrier by 3 years to be finished by 2020 and not 2023.
And that said the aircraft carrier may too be an obsolete technology. The aircraft carrier was the dominant weapon of choice that emerged during World War II in the mid 1940's and has seen success up until the present day. However, I am sure that weapons have been created that render the aircraft carrier obsolete. This weapons technology platform is now 70 years old.
The Russian Sunburn missile that I am aware of is an effective anti carrier missile system.
The growing outright rivalry between the United States and China gives Russia more foreign policy weight, enabling it to assume the role of a balancer. So far it has been doing so rather skillfully. Today it may participate in a joint naval exercise with China that Beijing positions as outwardly anti-American. But tomorrow it can team up with the naval forces of the Old World.