Russia Reportedly Developing a Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier

The Vladivostok Mistral-class helicopter carrier docking at Saint-Nazaire harbor, western France, on Nov.14, 2014. (AP Photo/Laetitia Notarianni)

 

“The project of a future Russian aircraft carrier, or as it is sometimes referred to as naval aircraft carrying complex, is in the design phase. Research conducted by the Nevskoye Design Bureau indicates that the sole way of meeting the Navy’s requirements, such as power generation, sea endurance and voyage range is to equip the ship with a nuclear power plant,” a spokesperson with the United Shipbuilding Corporation has told the TASS agency. Continue reading