Russian amphibious assault ships are not analogues of the French helicopter carrier type "Mistral" - they will build for other problems, said the head of the office of military shipbuilding Krylov state research Centre Vladimir Pepelyaev.
according to him, the Concept of such courts developed by the Center, " takes into account, most importantly, the tactics of using our forces, our thinking, our approaches to the conduct of landing operations ".
"Mistral" and similar Western ships – " Mistral ", incidentally, is not the best authorized family dropships, which I visited, is sharpened by " Atlantic thinking." The task of our "troops" - the assistance of the troops of the front in the defense of our borders, the planting to the rear of the advancing enemy. For this reason, they are built differently, " said the news Agency of the firm's international Maritime defence show (IMDS-2015). For example, said the specialist, domestic ship as opposed to from the "Mistral" will retain the ramp to the floating technique. The contract for the construction of the helicopter carrier type "Mistral" for the Russian Navy was signed in the summer of 2011. 1st like this ship, named the Vladivostok, the Russian military were to obtain in the fall of 2014, but Paris at the time stopped the ship because of the situation in Ukraine. Second ship, "Sevastopol" was planned to give Russia In the 2nd part of 2015. At this time his delivery is also frozen. As stated before, the Krylov centre has developed the concept of amphibious assault ship that will be able to carry up to 16 helicopters, to carry 450 troops and 80 pieces of different mechanisms. The concept of the Russian amphibious assault ship submitted to the General command of the Navy." This concept proposed by the Navy, given to them for examination. We expect that you will tell the Navy, " said the firm. Model of the Russian landing ship presented at the stand of the Krylov Centre in the closed part of the exposition IMDS-2015. On Tuesday, the Center bench looked the commander in chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Viktor Chirkov.