Russia’s new Project 11430E CVN has an interesting island design

Russia’s Nevskoye Design Bureau unveiled its Project 11430E ‘Lamantin’ nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (CVN) at IMDS 2019 this week.

Photos: Michael Jerdev

The ship is both Catapult Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (CATOBAR) and Short Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (STOBAR) capable.

What is interesting is that the carrier’s island has been shifted inwards to allow jets to park on the starboard side of the island.

The mast is also similar to the British Type 45 destroyer’s design.

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