Russian foreign warships may purchase selected French first amphibious assault ship
Data for: French Mistral-class amphibious assault ship
Russia’s “Kommersant” reported on August 4, according to the French “Tribune” reported the Russian Navy wants to buy Mistral. Mistral may be the first Russian Navy to obtain a foreign warship, the Russian Defense Ministry is also the biggest overseas military procurement. In October 2008 the Russian Navy commander dimensional Gauss held in France to participate in “2008 Euronaval” naval show, it said to buy foreign warships. Russia on the L-90 – Mistral and Tonnerre more interested in models.
France reported that Russia intends to purchase one, and then obtain the relevant technology in their construction of three. Russia declined to comment, to buy Russian experts doubt the rationality of the French warships. Russia reported that France and Russia the possibility of the transaction is high. Global Times special correspondent Liang Xiaoyi reported the Russian Navy will be the first to buy foreign warships, the choice of the French Mistral-class (Mistral class) amphibious assault ship. According to reports, the negotiations underway and is expected in September signed an agreement.