Russia said the sale of Russian law are civilian amphibious assault ship performance criteria (Figure)
French naval equipment northwest wind class amphibious assault ship
LONDON Dec. 10, 2007: According to the Russian military-industrial complex website reported on 9 December, “WikiLeaks” network recently released documents show In order to eliminate the United States Russia France plans to sell “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship of the discontent, the French diplomat told the U.S. commitment to sell the performance of the Russian warships will be “between carriers and oil tankers between” will equip some of the the necessary navigation equipment.
The U.S. State Department in a confidential file in the records of the United States and France on the sale of Russian diplomatic personnel regarding the assault carried out by the talks. During the talks, the French diplomat said France does not understand why the United States to make such a strong reaction, like “West Wind” amphibious assault ship export of such equipment has not been limited NATO addition, the ship also not the latest weapons systems, Russia’s military potential will not have a significant impact.
the same time, France does not think the Russian sale of “West Wind”-class assault ship will be a threat to the strategic situation in the Transcaucasia region, because Russia is not equipped with this type of warship in the case would have beaten Georgia .
was open in the U.S. State Department document also records the last few years in France to support Russia’s foreign policy situation. During the meeting, French Foreign Minister, Assistant U.S. diplomats pointed out that France supports Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to develop their own power resources, independent of the former President Vladimir Putin.
Russia and France are currently on sale, “Northwest Wind”-class assault ship to conduct negotiations. Russian Defense Minister has said: “We plan to sign a purchase contract for four ships of this type.”
in accordance with the Russian Defense Ministry’s plan, the procurement of a total of four amphibious assault ship, will complete only one by foreign construction enterprises to participate in the construction of three from the Russian side, and the last one built in the Russian territory as far as possible.
if Russia and France to reach final agreement, “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship will become the first Russian naval import a foreign warship, the Russian Defense Ministry will also be the largest single overseas military procurement.
“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 21,300 tons, Captain 199 m, width 32 m, draft 6.2 m, 54 m high masts; flight deck length 199 m, six landing points . Speed ??of 18.8, endurance 11,000 sea miles/15, the maximum holding force for 45 days. The ship can carry 16 heavy-lift helicopters, or 32 light helicopters, landing craft and other Army technical equipment, but can also carry 450 soldiers. (Compiled: Compass)