Project of Destroyer Lider to Be Basis for Aircraft Carrier
The project of the destroyer “Lider” will be the theoretical basis for building of long-term carrier for the Navy of Russia, the former first deputy commander of the Russian Navy Admiral Igor Kasatonov said.
Earlier, the Russian Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov said that the developing of the appearance of the long-term aircraft carrier is currently ongoing and is in strict accordance with the requirements of the fleet.
“First, we need to build such a universal ship as “Lider” destroyer. This is a very good, promising project, and if we can build more of these ships, they will become the theoretical basis for the construction of an aircraft carrier,” Kasatonov said.
He added that the Russian industry has strength to master the construction of such a ship and prepare the wing now, but it would be better to lay it out after 2025.