"As an outcome of the retrofitting project, the cruiser Admiral Nakhimov will feature radically new performance characteristics and thus significantly enhance military capabilities of the Russian Navy’s surface fleet", emphasized the spokesman.
The Project 1144 heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov has been repaired at the Sevmash shipyard since 1999. Spent nuclear fuel was unloaded in 2008, and in 2013 the yard tied an overhaul and retrofit contract with the Defense Ministry in order to make Admiral Nakhimov the Russian Navy’s most powerful ship. In 2014, the cruiser was moved to the shipyard’s flooding dock. In 2016, the shipborne equipment was disassembled and the new one was received on board.
As was earlier reported, modernization of Admiral Nakhimov was supposed to finish in 2018.