Russia still considers the possibility of supply of helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", the solution Until it is not accepted, said a senior source in the Russian system of military-technical cooperation.
"The negotiation process proceeds, certain decisions have been made, for this reason, we do not exclude the possibility of delivery of these vessels," said the source news Agency.
before Thursday, it was announced that the French side gave Russia a part of the technology of construction of the helicopter carrier type " Mistral ". On 16 June it was declared that in Russia Nevsky design Bureau created the project amphibious assault ship replacement " Mistral ". The story is about amphibious assault ship of the project " Surf ", which will have a displacement of about 14 thousand tons and will be able to carry up To eight helicopters Ka-27 and Ka-52K. Production of new items could begin in 2016. Before that, it was claimed that 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.