Russia intends to deploy amphibious assault ship in the Far East, Russia and the disputed islands to protect
Russian military plans to outsource the” Northwest Wind “-class amphibious assault ship deployed to the Far East Fleet. Data for: France Mistral-class amphibious assault ship
Russia’s armed forces chief of staff 尼古拉马卡 Lavrov said Thursday that Russia is necessary to the deployment plan in the Far East bought from France, “West Wind”-class amphibious assault.
France agreed to sell the amphibious ship
Makarov said Russia needed to increase the Russian Navy aboard the assault ship’s combat capability in the Far East, and to ensure that Russia’s Kuril Islands dispute between Japan and Russia’s protection. “Considering the Far East in terms of size, we need to increase this assault ship in the Pacific mobility army,” Makarov said Russia’s Kuril Islands region should “promptly to the delivery of a landing force.”
“Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship capable of carrying 900 troops, 16 helicopters, four landing craft and including 13 battle tanks, 70 armored vehicles. Russia is discussing with France to buy at least a “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship, the assault value of each such vessel from 400 million to 500 million euros. If the arms procurement deal, will be the first NATO country to sell such advanced military equipment to Russia. French defense officials said Wednesday that France has agreed to sell the amphibious assault ship Russia.
opposition from neighboring countries buy Russian amphibious ship
large number of Russian military and defense industry experts on the amphibious assault ship to France to purchase military significance and financial significance questioned. In this regard, Makarov said Russia’s existing “Ivan Rogov” class amphibious ship than the “Northwest Wind”-class assault ship to be small, and the Russian Navy has been unable to meet modern needs. Russia’s former Soviet-era had been manufactured 3 “Ivan Rogov” class amphibious ship, which “Mitt who Mosca Glencoe” was still serving in the Russian Navy.
Russia also plans to ship with the French company DCNS companies to re-create three “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship. Russian officials have repeatedly said they not only want to buy this amphibious ship, but also want the relevant technology. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin also stressed the 8th, only France has agreed to transfer the relevant technology to the Russian case, purchased from France, Russia, “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship was attractive.
but media reports said, on whether the transfer of relevant technologies, the French attitude is still relatively hesitant. In addition, this deal were probably also caused part of Georgia and other Russian neighbors concerns. (Ma Jing)
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planned downsizing of the six Russian military
set four strategic headquarters, nuclear power by the General Staff Command
According to Xinhua News Agency – Russian Armed Forces Chief of Staff 尼古拉马卡 Lavrov said Wednesday that Russia plans to the existing six military regions into four Strategic Command, Strategic nuclear forces by the General Staff Command.
into Russia’s armed forces now in Moscow, Leningrad, North Caucasus, Volga and Ural, Siberia and the Far East six military. Previously a senior Russian Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti correspondent, Moscow and Leningrad Military District will be merged into West Strategic Command, the Volga and Ural Military District will be part of the Siberian Military District troops into the Central Command. Far East Command, Military forces will be, part of the Siberian Military District troops and the composition of the Pacific Fleet. Southern Command will include the North Caucasus Military District troops, the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Sea to distinguish fleet.
Makarov said the new Strategic Command headquarters will be located in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Rostov-sur-Dayton and Khabarovsk.