Due to malfunctions, Russia may have to relocate most of the aircraft from Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier

The majority of the aircraft currently stationed on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier may be relocated to Russia's Hmeimim airbase in Syria. This was reported by the Russia’s Kommersant daily.

According to Kommersant, after losing its finisher cables, the aircraft carrier is not able to accept landing planes.

"If the malfunctions in the arresting gear of the landing complex cannot be fixed, then, according to the decision of the Russian Chief Military command, the majority of the Su-33 (about 8 aircraft) and MiG-29K (2 aircraft) will be relocated to the Hmeimim airbase in Latakia province. From there they will continue the airstrikes on the remote targets in the province of Idlib and the city of Aleppo,” Kommersant wrote, citing a source in the Russian Ministry of Defense.

On December 5, the Russian Navy lost the second aircraft from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. The first aircraft crashed on November 14.

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