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.
"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 head of the Department.
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.
France had to give 1st "Mistral" of Russia in 2014, but did not do so, citing the situation in Ukraine, against the transfer of ships have also been actively involved in the USA. Russia expects France or delivery of the ships, or money back.
first commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Viktor Chirkov said that the composition of the amphibious ships of the Russian fleet will be fully updated by 2050.
(Mistral) - landing vertolyotny ship dock amphibious assault ship-helicopter (France). The French classify the ships of class "Mistral" amphibious command ships (b