Amphibious assault ship arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia and France wish to purchase this type of warship
French Navy “Mistral” class amphibious assault ship arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia.
“Mistral er “class amphibious assault ship captain 199 meters, take off the deck area of ??5200 square meters, for six helicopters while landing class amphibious assault ship displacement of 16500-21500 tons, Captain 199 m, width 32 meters.
French “Mistral” class amphibious assault ship arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia.
China Daily AP: Integrated Media, November 23, 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia, the French “Mistral” class amphibious assault ship arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Russian Navy and defense industry technicians will check the ship ship performance.
Russian armed forces chief of staff 尼古拉马卡 Lavrov confirmed on August 26, the Russian military will buy a French-made amphibious assault ship. “I believe that no country can on its own power to create all the high-tech equipment,” Makarov said. He declined to disclose the price of the warship, it is understood this sales could be worth up to $ 750 million. Russia also expressed on these ships to achieve qualification to manufacture interest.
reported that last year’s military conflict between Russia and Georgia, Russian troops exposed on the hardware and electronic equipment defects, during which NATO warships entered the Black Sea would make it feel the need to upgrade naval equipment.
Georgian Defense Affairs Committee La Liya Merabishvili said: “We strongly oppose the sale of the ship to Russia, which increases the risk of facing Georgia.”
NATO officials did not of the military trade between France and Russia for evaluation.
expected, “Mistral” class amphibious assault ship in the North Sea Fleet and Pacific Fleet. They will be the first to airborne, peacekeepers and rescue operations, including action against Somali pirates. (Global Online: at Union)