Russia’s Aircraft Carrier

As it has been for decades, having an aircraft carrier (whether or not it works) continues to be a huge symbol of state prowess. Russia is displaying theirs with the recent deployment of their only aircraft carrier to combat operations in the Mediterranean to support the Russian mission in Syria. This is the carrier’s first actual combat deployment, and whether or not it will be able to get there safely is a real question. Read more here about the technical challenges this ship faces, why it’s being deployed at all, and how India might be involved in that decision.

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