Russian military confirm the purchase of the legal system and plans to construct 4-5 amphibious assault ships
French Navy amphibious assault ship Mistral class
ATHENS 27 news: According to ITAR reports, the Russian Armed Forces Chief of Staff 尼古拉马卡 Lavrov announced that Russia before the end of the year France signed the purchase a “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship contract. He said: “We are conducting negotiations in order to reach the end of the year to buy a ‘northwest wind’ class ships of the agreement.”
Russian chief of staff also revealed that, although the only one currently under negotiation vessel “West Wind”-class assault ship, but Russia hopes to be able to self-produce the next 4-5 ships in the class warships.
Makarov explained: “We are liaising with the French Ministry of Defense, the French production company of this type of warship to carry out joint work.” In his view, Russia and from abroad, there is no import of such ships can not understand place, “I think that the world no country can do in all respects most excellent, so (from abroad) the procurement is not surprising.”
analysts have pointed out, “West Wind” class amphibious assault ships of the Russian Navy may be the first one to obtain foreign warships, the Russian Defense Ministry is also the largest single overseas military procurement.
In addition, Russia announced the outsourcing plan also reflects the current situation of Russian industry. It is reported that the reason why the Russian military intends to purchase from the French “Mistral”, mainly due to the lack of a similar Russian ships. Compared with the French product, the Russian-made ships or military force regardless of ability to build process has significant gaps. For a long time, the Russian Navy has been no real sense of the amphibious assault ship.
“Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship captain, 200 meters off the deck area of ??5200 square meters, for six helicopters while landing. Ship either as a command ship, you can also perform intervention tasks in combat.
“Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship displacement of 16500-21500 tons, Captain 199 m, width 32 m, draft 6.2 m, 54 m high masts; flight deck length 199 m, six from drop point. Speed ??19, Endurance 11,000 sea miles/15, the maximum holding force for 45 days. (Compiled: Spring)