Nevskoe design Bureau developed the project amphibious assault ship, which will become an alternative to the French " Mistral ", said Last news on Tuesday a source in the defence industry.
according to him, production of new items could begin in 2016, RIA " Novosti ".
"Amphibious assault ship project" Surf ", developed Nevsky PKB, will have a displacement of about 14 thousand tons and will be able to carry up To eight helicopters Ka-27 and Ka-52K. The construction is expected to begin in 2016, " - said the source. According to his statement, on the armament of the ship will stand air defense systems " Armour-M ", "Surf" will be able to carry Up to five hundred paratroopers and about 40-60 pieces of different mechanisms. The length of the ship will be 165 meters, width - 25. Yesterday it was announced that the French 3D developer has made the initiative to help Russia to build the analogue of the " Mistral ". Remember, last year Paris at the time stopped the supply ships, for which he received the money, citing his disagreement with the policy of Russia in Ukraine. Opposing political force and the trade unions of France criticized the President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia "Mistral" alleging pressure from the capital of the USA. In the leadership of the Russian Federation said that in the situation with the "Mistral" Moscow adheres to the principle of " goods or money ", which was recorded at the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and French leader Francois Hollande. Prior to that, sources said that France made a proposal to Russia to terminate the contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" for 785 million euros. At the end of may the head of the Board of the Military-industrial Commission Oleg Bochkarev said that the issue of transfer of "Mistral" Russia and France is not discussed, the narrative is about the amount of compensation. According to him, Russia will build their own helicopter instead of the French " Mistral ". However, later Vice-Premier of Russia Dmitry Rogozin has declared strict reprimand for it Bochkarev his message, explaining that the Russian Federation officially from the helicopter is not refused. Soon Bochkarev was reprimanded and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.