Russian communications system installed on the helicopter carrier type "Mistral" Vladivostok " and " Sevastopol ", after their dismantling can be used on other ships of the Navy of Russia, said Last news on Wednesday a source in the sphere of military-technical cooperation (MTC).
first assistant to the President of the Russian Federation on the issues of military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said Last news that the Russian conversations with France on the "Mistral" is finished, and determines the timing and the amount that Paris would pay Moscow. According to his statement, the contract will be formally terminated in the near future, then the amount will be announced that France will pay. Later, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that Paris will make a final conclusion about the life of "Mistral" until the end of the summer.
"The final point in this matter until not delivered. If we could get a divorce, will it (the equipment) to dismantle - it is normal, the serial, we will be able to use it on their ships, " - said the head of the Department.
He explained that the conclusion about the timing of the sending of Russian experts to France to dismantle the equipment will be depending on the final decision about the life of the helicopter.
the contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" was signed between the French DCNS/STX and Rosoboronexport in 2011. France had to give the 1st ship "Vladivostok" in November of last year, but due to the events in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions against Russia that never was.