Russian shipbuilders are capable of servicing Mistral-class helicopter carriers, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said to RIA Novosti. “I believe shipbuilders and engineers will be able to organize the full servicing and maintenance of these docking-ships,” Borisov said
France has suspended most of its military cooperation with Russia, the French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday The statement comes as Paris still mulls over the idea of cancelling the sale of two Mistral warships to Moscow. Paris has suspended "the majority of its military cooperation with Russia" in the wake of Moscow's takeover of Crimea, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in the Estonian capital Tallinn
In light of Russias involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, France will consider scrapping a 1.4-billion-euro deal to deliver two Mistral-class warships to the Russian Navy
The Russian Defense Ministry will scrap its plans to build two Mistral class amphibious assault ships under the French license in Russia, according to local news reports. In 2011, Russia and France signed a $1
DCNS has terminated Yves Destefanis, the project director responsible for delivering Mistral helicopter carrier to Russia on Thursday after the confusion created by letter inviting Moscow to take delivery of the first of two Mistral ships in mid-November, local media reported. Herve Guillou, CEO of DCNS relieved Destefanis of his duties after French Finance Minister Michel Sapin announced that conditions for the handover of the ship had not been met
Delivery of the Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia could be delayed indefinitely going by the tough posture adopted by the French government. With delivery scheduled for mid-November, the French government has withheld permission to the warship builder, DCNS to start the process to hand over the warship to the Russian Navy
Russia is demanding France to either decide on the Mistral helicopter carriers deal or pay back the money already paid, Tass reported Thursday. “There have been many statements on the part of the French defense and foreign ministers on Mistrals, but there are the contract that needs to be implemented,” Russian Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Alexander Lukashevich was quoted as saying
Arms deals that come with hefty price tags are being cancelled in growing numbers with governments preferring to procure weapons for lower costs or develop them indigenously. Earlier this year, India cancelled a $650 million deal with BAE Systems for the procurement of M-777 howitzers
Russia and Nigeria have signed a contract for the supply of Mi-171Sh and Mi-35 helicopters, Rosoboronexport deputy general director Sergei Goreslavsky announed Friday. "The Mi-171Sh machine is in steady demand on the foreign market
The Mistral-class helicopter carrier, the Vladivostok, carrying some 200 Russian sailors on Saturday left the French port of Saint-Nazaire to pass a series of tests, according to Ria Novosti. The testing marks the ship goes to sea since its arrival to Saint-Nazaire in June
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