France has returned to Russia all cash for non-delivery of "Mistral". The amount is about 900 million euros.
"In the amount of 900 million euros even get a refund for conducting development work on the research deck helicopters ka-52K, training of experts on the management of the "Mistral", as well as the construction of quay walls for basing of the ships in Vladivostok," - said RIA Novosti senior adept of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FSMTC). He added that Russia has not given France permission to re-export of "Mistral", Recalling that the city directly for the "Mistral" paid at the time of rupture of the contract of 800 million euros.
To the best knowledge of the French media, Singapore in France sent a team of experts to study the feasibility of purchase of helicopter carrier. Among possible consumers of ships called Brazil, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Canada, UAE and South Africa.
As we were informed Days.<url>, the story of the "Mistral" was launched in 2010. The then Russian defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov in the framework of military reform and total re-gave the nod to the purchase of 2 helicopter carrier.
Russia and France on 25 January 2011 signed an intergovernmental agreement to execute the contract price of about 1.5 billion euros came from the French state company DCNS military shipbuilding. After signing the contract of its Director Pierre Legros said that the French side will not only build ships for Russia, but will all the technology. With all of this, Russia has taken it upon themselves to build 2 helicopter in St. Petersburg.
The aft part of the ship "Sevastopol" rolled with the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in St. Petersburg on 30 April 2014. Then the fate of the helicopter remained under question.
"Sevastopol" and "Vladivostok" ready scrupulously fulfill a descent 4 objectives: parachuted to land military units, take helicopters to be a command center and floating hospital. Both vessels are designed specifically for walking in the cold seas and are tailored to the specialized requirements of the Ministry of defense of Russia on adaptation platforms and loading bays to the needs of Russian military equipment.
In August 2015, Moscow and Paris decided on the termination of the contract for construction and supply of 2 ships-docks on the similarity of the "Mistral". France has transferred funds under the agreement and after the return of Russian equipment installed on the "Mistral" will be able to dispose of the helicopter.
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