Russia intends to re-purchase of three French Mistral-class amphibious assault ship
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PARIS February 8 (Reporter Peng Mengyao) a French Defense Ministry official said Wednesday that France has Russia agreed to sell a “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship, and Russia is considering further purchase from France the other three “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship of the request.
Secretary for International Affairs, French Defense Ministry official arms 雅克德拉瑞 Ji said at a news conference that France has agreed to sell a Russian “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship. In addition, the Russian side also proposed to the French continue to buy another 3 “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship’s request, France Founder to consider in this regard.
de St. Regis, said the next step, Russia will be officially through political channels to the French Government offered to buy the other three ships of the application, and France will be in “several weeks” by the “highest leadership “to respond to the application, and decisions.
“Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship displacement of 21,000 tons, about 200 meters, along with long-range military force and amphibious command functions, the equivalent of a helicopter carrier, can be equipped with helicopters, water amphibious armored vehicles, tanks and other heavy equipment and up to 900 soldiers, France’s second largest active-duty Navy ships.
Russian Navy Commander Vladimir Vysotsky said the purchase will make such a warship with the Russian Black Sea Fleet was originally completed in 40 minutes takes 26 hours to complete the military capacity.