Russia is currently developing the Priboy large landing ship, which will become an alternative to Mistral, Sputnik reported.
Designed by St. Petersburg-based Nevskoe Design Bureau, Priboy is to have a displacement of 14,000 tonnes and will have the capacity to carry up to eight helicopters, as well as 50 armored vehicles and 500 marines, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
Moscow and Paris officially terminated the $1.3-billion contract for the delivery of the Mistral-class warships in August 2015. Russia’s Rosoboronexport state arms exporter has been fully reimbursed by France for the cost of constructing two Mistral-type warships.
Russia is also planning to build amphibious assault ships for its naval Kamov Ka-52K attack helicopters originally designed for the French-made Mistral-class warships, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told Sputnik Thursday.
Earlier, Kamov Design Bureau's General Designer Sergei Mikheev told RIA Novosti that the helicopters will be put to use regardless of the Mistral suspension.
Poland and other East-European NATO allies threatened to cancel defence deals with France if it sold the Mistral Warship to Russia. This information has been revealed in recently released transcripts from the French Senate's International Affairs Committee that Eastern European NATO member states have put "significant pressure" to scrap the USD$ 1
Design work on the Russian Priboy advanced helicopter carrier has started, United Shipbuilding Corporations (USC) Vice President for Naval Construction, Igor Ponomaryov, told TASS in St.Petersburg today
A Russian delegation has left for Egypt to negotiate delivering communications and control equipment for the Mistal-class helicopter carriers France sold to Cairo after it cancelled their sale to Moscow. "Negotiations continue, the Russian delegation has left for Egypt to discuss with the Egyptian side the parameters of the potential deal with the available technical proposals on the communications and control equipment,"
Egypt has received the first of two French-made Mistral warships sold by France after it cancelled their sale to Russia. The Mistral assault ship approached the main port on Egypts northern coast Alexandria Thursday
DCNS delivered the first of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers christened ‘Gamal Abdel Nasser' to the Egyptian Navy today. The two helicopter carriers were acquired by Egypt in October 2015
Rosoboronexport has delivered more than 100 helicopters abroad in 2015, with the Mi-8/17 military transport helicopters accounting for most of deliveries. By and large, cooperation in the helicopter area (including repair, supply of aircraft weapons, etc) in 2015 was maintained with more than two dozen countries, Rostec said in a statement Thursday
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