Avianesushchiy heavy cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov of the Russian Northern fleet accompanied by warships on Saturday will go to the Mediterranean sea, reported “Interfax” an informed source.
According to the Agency, the wing of the cruiser — MiG-29КР and MiG-29КУБР and su-33. In addition, for the “Admiral Kuznetsov” ready for combat helicopters Ka-52K “Katran” (naval version of Ka-52 “alligator”).
It is planned, according to “Interfax”, that “Admiral Kuznetsov” will be part of the permanent operative connection of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean sea. The long March is the only Russian aircraft carrier will last 4-5 months.
That cruiser will be involved in the Russian operation in Syria since October this year and January next year, reported in early July, TASS reported, citing a military-diplomatic source. He noted that the deck aviation cruiser, which will be located off the coast of Syria, will strike militant positions.
September 21 information about sending an aircraft carrier was confirmed by defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. He reported that the Russian naval group consists of “at least six warships and three to four support vessels from all fleets” (quoted by “Interfax”). “Admiral Kuznetsov” will go to sea “to increase combat capabilities,” said Shoigu.
On 6 October the acting head of Department of information support of the black sea fleet captain second rank Nikolai Voskresensky reported that from Sevastopol in the Mediterranean were sent to small missile ship “Mirage”. He was the third Russian small missile ship in the region, shortly before it was sent to the ships “Serpukhov” and “Green Vale”.