BOSHOL, Russia — A Russian military aircraft carrier, the Rosoboronexport (Rosoborona) 3, is set to join the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea.
The carrier, which is scheduled to be deployed to the Mediterranean sometime in 2020, will be based at a naval base on the Black Sea in the port city of Omsk, Russia’s military said.
The ship, which has been named the Rosomoroneo, will have a crew of about 40 sailors, including two crews from the U of T’s engineering department, according to a RosobORonews report.
The ships deployment comes as Russia is working to modernize its military after years of underfunded modernization programs.
The Rosobors military said in October that it plans to spend about 2.5 billion rubles ($13.5 million) on modernization.