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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

…LHD in 2020


"Russia's Defense Ministry and the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have come to an agreement that the Northern Shipyard in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia will start the construction of landing helicopter docks in 2020, a source in Russia's defense industry told TASS.

"The Defense Ministry and the United Shipbuilding Corporation have come to an agreement that the Northern Shipyard will build landing helicopter docks and Leader-class destroyers," the source said.

"The shipyard is currently carrying out large-scale work to reconstruct its manufacturing facilities. It is also erecting a shop to build ships of the type," the source added…."

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ThePeninsularWarin15mm18 Jan 2018 6:50 p.m. PST

These ships will probably begin as helicopter dock ships and turn into vertical landing jets Russia will end up producing. The era of the super carriers will slowly fade away as nations become increasingly burdened with social programs that cut deeper into budgets each year.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

AGree!

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SouthernPhantom20 Jan 2018 9:56 p.m. PST

That is an interesting perspective, and one that may well have some truth to it. Larger numbers of LHDs are better for 'soft' power projection as well.

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