JSC Vyborg Shipyard began the next stage of construction of NITKA-type simulator system. In Apr 2012, the yard started assembling of metal structures directly at the erection site.
In addition, JSC Vyborg Shipyard tied a contract with JSC Proletarsky Zavod in March 2012 for execution of works on the next part of the simulator. According to the contract, Vyborg Shipyard will manufacture, deliver, and assemble metal structures of arrester unit. As for now, metal has been bought; paintwork and other materials are being purchased, production preparatory works are in progress. Metal cutting will start in May 2012.
NITKA is a special ground-based training system imitating an aircraft carrier's deck. It is used by naval pilots to practice deck takeoff/landing techniques.