Russian officials admit the military can not create domestic ships meet the military requirements
France Northwest wind class amphibious assault ship
LONDON March 11 news: According to the Russian “ties” network reported on March 10, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov recently said Russia’s current manufacturing evident in surface ships behind the other big countries, so the French procurement “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship to Russia no harm. He pointed out that since the Russian defense-industrial complex can not produce meet the military requirements of the ship, then the appropriate equipment imported from foreign countries no wrong.
Ivanov said that the current field in Russia, whether civilian or military situation in the field of production are not satisfactory. He pointed out that the Russian defense industry is not only the level of equipment behind in product development has also lagged behind, to not fully protect the national defense needs.
February this year, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev had said that Russia is willing to import advanced foreign military equipment, in order to get interested in technology and ideas. He pointed out that the procurement of “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ships of this type will help Russia to learn construction techniques.
According to reports, Russia and France were on sale March 2, “Northwest Wind” level regarding the negotiations. French President Nicolas Sarkozy in a meeting with Russian President said France hopes to sell two Russian “northwest wind.”
Russia had previously said that if the negotiations with France to the successful completion of the Russian Navy will be expected to sign all necessary documents within two years after the first ship “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship. In addition, Russia also plans to buy the ship to the French side of the production license for the construction of four in the country and then the same type of warships. If the license agreement for the purchase of production can be successfully reached, then the construction of four ships will be under the joint Russian-Baltic shipyards and shipbuilding, “Admiral” shipyard commitment.
analysts have pointed out, “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship may be the first Russian naval access to a foreign warship, the Russian Defense Ministry is also the biggest overseas military procurement.
Russian warships to seek legal procurement plan 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. (Spring)