Nuclear propulsion, hypersonic weapons, advanced missile and torpedo weapons — which have no analogues in the world of heavy nuclear missile cruiser "Admiral Nakhimov" in 2022 will give the Navy after extensive modernization. In fact, the Northern fleet will get a new vehicle with much greater capabilities than its predecessors. About the features and combat capabilities of "Nakhimov" — in the material RIA Novosti.
Heavy nuclear missile cruiser "Admiral Nakhimov" is now in dry dock, Sevmash in Severodvinsk. The cruiser was on repair in 1999, having served in the Navy for about fifteen years.
The decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin about the Northern fleet legally enshrines the existing several years the administrative division of the Russian army, said on Saturday, RIA Novosti former commander of the Northern fleet (1999-2001), Admiral Vyacheslav Popov.
Earlier Putin signed a decree according to which the Northern fleet will become an independent military-administrative unit next year. Thus, for the first time in the history of Russian private fleet status equated to the military district. Now the military-administrative units of the Russian Federation are the four military districts - Western, Central, southern and Eastern.
Strategic and multipurpose nuclear submarines, heavy cruisers, and cruise missiles — the main military force of Russia in the Arctic region has been and remains the Northern fleet. The sailors of the Northern fleet are serving in difficult conditions and learn the most sophisticated weapons, and their ships operate around the world. On the day of the Northern fleet, RIA Novosti says about its capabilities.
"From a strategic point of view, our potential enemy at sea, the United States, explains RIA Novosti Chairman of the Russian national fleet support movement (MEDEF) captain first rank Mikhail Nenashev. — In case of a threat of a nuclear attack with a quick and effective response will come from bases of the Northern fleet. And submarines can shoot straight from the docks".