Russia is saying their new aircraft carrier will be the largest in the world and is called the ‘Shtorm class’ or Project 23E000E. They are saying the new super carrier could cost up to $17.5 billion with 2030 being the target year for the Shtorm to enter service.

Shtorm class carries would be powered by nuclear reactors and carry up to 90 aircraft, including the newly designed T-50, the report claims.

Despite the Kremlin’s claim that the new carrier will be the world’s biggest, its specifications appear similar to the current US Nimitz class ships.

Professor Vadim Kozyulin, an expert quoted by Russian media, admits that the ship will be based on the design for new American carrier USS Gerald R Ford.