Russia, France and Russia agreed to build a business for the Russian northwest wind amphibious assault ship
data for: French Navy “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship
BEIJING, Dec. 26, according to Hong Kong, “Wen Wei Po,” 26 reported that after a year-long negotiations, France Russia to sell, “West Wind”-class amphibious assault ship finally settled. Russia agreed to by the Franco-Russian business cooperation, the Russian construction of two amphibious assault ships, and can extend the contract to another construction of two ships. This is the first NATO member to the Russian sale of such a high level of sophisticated weapons, the media described as unprecedented, with the Russian military assault landing operations will enhance the capacity of other NATO member states is bound to cause anxiety.
France Elysee Palace said in a statement the day before yesterday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has informed the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy, and agreed to by the French DCNS shipyard STX, and Russia formed a joint venture shipyard OSK, with the construction of assault.
helicopter capable of carrying cost 5.1 billion
every ship, “West Wind” class ships cost about 500 million euros, the ship is about 200 meters, a displacement of 21,000 tons, along with long-range military force and amphibious command functions, the equivalent of a helicopter carrier. Each ship set up to ship 700 can carry 16 helicopters, four landing craft, 13 tanks and 100 tanks, is France’s second largest active-duty Navy ships. And has a hospital ship, equipped with 69 beds.
first two ships will begin next year. Russia has been hoping the four ships, there are three construction allows enterprises to take part, but France insisted on the construction of which France 2. The agreement, the two shipyards did not disclose the specific division of work, but OSK said, Russia will ship in the first one about 2 percent of the manufacturing process.
Once the service, “Northwest Wind”-class ships will be able to help hundreds of Russian troops quickly landed enemy territory, the Russian naval officers and analysts agree that, if the recurrence of similar war in Georgia in 2008, the amphibious assault ship will greatly increase the combat capability of the Russian land. Georgia has opposed the deal, fearing it like a disguised identity of Russia’s military action in 2008.
June this year when Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin proposed visit to France, hoping to buy warships, while access to technology transfer. But the French said, “Northwest Wind”-class top electronic equipment not included in the agreements.
create one thousand jobs for the French fear the U.S. has table
broke open the Web site WikiLeaks U.S. diplomatic documents show that U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told France Defense Secretary Robert Moran said he feared convey to Moscow Fair “error message”; but that Moran should trust Russia. Sarkozy said the French arms sales to the next four years will create 1,000 jobs.