Russia to deploy its only heavy aircraft carrier to the Mediterranean

Moscow is planning to send its only heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov" to the Mediterranean sea in the summer to lead a permanent naval group, said a high-ranking source in the main command of the Russian Navy. It will be upgraded for new types of aircraft and munitions, including the new MiG-29K and "other planes.” DEBKAfile: The Kuznetzov can carry forty SU-33, Mig-29 and SU-25UT fighter jets and 24 helicopters

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