[World Wide Web Military Report] Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Naval School of the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet on Jan.
During mr putin's visit, the nasimov naval school was hosting an exhibition on the future of the navy, featuring a design for a future russian aircraft carrier that mr putin stopped by to watch and listen to designers.
At the exhibition, Russian military manufacturers exhibited anti-shore missiles, ground-effect aircraft, anti-ship weapons, new combat ships and other naval weapons equipment. One of the most striking is Putin's detailed look at the new aircraft carrier program. It can be seen that in this design, the future aircraft carrier of the Russian army adopts the sliding take-off deck design, carrying the Su-33 carrier aircraft and the new fixed-wing shipborne warning aircraft.
At a subsequent meeting of the leadership of the Russian Defense Ministry and the Navy's General Command, Putin said Russia should strengthen its position as a major maritime power. \"The Navy has always been the most important part of safeguarding national security,\" he said. In the 21st century, we should maintain and strengthen our leadership as a major maritime power.
In recent years, Putin said, the naval development has received increasing attention, and the Russian government has invested a lot of resources and funds in this area. \"We will continue to modernize the fleet and equip it with the latest technology,\" he said.
He added that the proportion of modern weaponry in Russian naval equipment should reach 70 percent in the future. \"Not only to achieve it, but also to sustain it,\" he said.
Separately, on January 9, the Russian satellite news agency reported that on the same day, Putin took a guided-missile cruiser to observe a joint exercise in the Black Sea between the Russian North Sea fleet and the Black Sea fleet.
On January 9, the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the North Sea Fleet held a joint missile firing exercise in the Black Sea, during which various types of missiles, including \"caliber\" cruise missiles and \"dagger\" hypersonic missiles were launched. Russia's Black Sea fleet of more than 30 ships, the Russian Air Force more than 40 aircraft participated in the exercise.