The most serious potential buyers 2 built for the Russian Federation "Mistral" French experts consider India, Brazil, and Canada, reported by the media.
"The European Union is no longer perceived as a serious candidate for the purchase of helicopter carrier. This type of multi-purpose ships have the ability to be used, for example, for peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, large-scale actions on medical care, for transportation to a safe place people, assistance to the affected population", - has declared to the French newspaper 20 Minutes a specialist in naval weapons and strategy, Admiral Allen Coldef, reports news Agency.
for example, the interest in the acquisition of ships of the "Mistral" showed Egypt and Saudi Arabia, writes the print edition of Le Monde. According to the publication, the country is ready to do anything to acquire both helicopter ". According to unnamed diplomatic sources, Saudi Arabia's king Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud wants to make a powerful fleet in Egypt, which would permit large-scale naval operations in the Red and Mediterranean seas. According to the interviewer publications, several countries in the middle East have already expressed interest in the helicopter and are drawing up plans to strengthen on an ongoing basis of its naval forces. On Thursday, the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande said that Paris is without question will find buyers for 2 helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", built on the Russian request. In may the media reported that among the main potential buyers of "Mistral" is China. Similarly, in the list of potential candidates appeared Brazil, Canada, Egypt, or India. Remember, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande on Wednesday agreed to halt the validity of the contract for construction and supply of 2 amphibious assault ships of the " Mistral ". July 10, stated that Moscow and Paris has prepared a draft agreement on the "Mistral" – document will be signed after his statement at the government level country pairs. The contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier, signed in 2011 by the French company DCNS and Rosoboronexport, was estimated at 1, 2 billion euros. 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 in France has criticized the President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia "Mistral" alleging pressure from the capital of the USA.