The Russian Navy Recalibrates its Oceanic Ambitions

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  1. bengalraider

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    The Russian navy has never been a real sea controlling navy (partly because most of her ports were seasonal), its real role for the entire soviet period was sea denial to first the imperial Japanese and German fleets and later the United states navy, however now the situation looks set to change with six new carriers and four heavy cruisers set to join the Russian fleet , Russia looks to be changing the role she has played in the maritime arena.
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    does the reality of the rusian economy truly allow for these expansive ideas or perhaps dreams ?
     
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    Are they really so "expansive"? Correct me if I'm wrong but this is about upgrading some old ships, which should be normally less expensive than building new ones!?

    Also if they stick with their intentions to have up to 6 carriers they will need some ships for battle groups to accompany them....

    Isn't this more economic solution for such big ambition than to have all the ships building from the scratch?:Laie_42:
     

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