Russian officials said the Russian military-industrial surface ship construction technology behind the only outsourcing
France Northwest wind class amphibious assault ship
according to the global safety net March 10, 2010 purchased from France reported that “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship program may prevent the development of Russia’s national defense industry, the Member of Parliament of the Russian Wednesday (March 10, 2010) said.
Russian military announced that Russia and France have begun to buy French “West Wind”-class amphibious assault ship of the negotiations related to trade matters. Russia’s first consider the 400 million -5 million euros (540 million -6.75 million) to buy them a price of “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship, and cooperation with the French naval shipyard DCNS build three or four ships at the same level ship.
“Can we not own such ships built it?” Former Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya meeting in Parliament asked. He condemned the government officials from abroad to purchase the amphibious assault ship, and that the Russian military equipment for the manufacture of advanced highly experienced, including surface ships and submarines. “The purchase of military equipment from abroad, the process has slowly begun, and this will negatively affect Russia’s defense industry.” Savitskaya said, In addition, because enterprises can not afford the current domestic production of similar equipment, Russia has been purchased from Israel unmanned reconnaissance machine.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov responded Savitskaya ? criticism, he said, Russia in the present circumstances there is no other choice but to buy from abroad can not be produced weapons and military equipment . “If the Russian domestic companies can not manufacture such military equipment, why can not we buy it from abroad?” Ivanov retorted. “Unfortunately, our defense industry technology really behind in some areas, including construction of surface ships,” he said. Moreover, the “Northwest Wind”-class nuclear submarines, compared with is inappropriate.
Ivanov also mentioned, although overall production in the defense sector growth, Russia’s companies are still not able to produce enough parts to meet the needs of the domestic defense industry. “Russian defense sector with 35% and 65% domestic components of foreign parts,” he said. (China Shipping Information Center Zhang Xiaofan)