Egypt, in the case of acquisition of the helicopter carrier type "Mistral" France will be in the future to buy helicopters and parts for outfitting the Russian Federation, said 1st Deputy Chairman of the Department of the state Duma on industry Vladimir Gutenev.
first, the Agency informed that the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande reached an agreement with its Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi under the terms of the sale 2 destined for the Russian Federation helicopter type " Mistral ".
"Our Egyptian friends in case of purchase of "Mistral" will be in the future to buy from Russia and helicopters, and components for retrofit, " said Gutenev correspondents.
He said that the French are free of charge, without a fee, has helped propel Russian helicopters." Budget saving great, " added the MP.
according to him, Paris, who did not want to supply "Mistral" of the Russian Federation, we can only be grateful." First, telling about itself as an unreliable supplier, Paris was liberated for us most of the niches on the trading markets of India, Africa, " He says.
"Secondly, this will be the 1st and only case (if the deal of Paris and Cairo will take place) when we, by selling helicopters to Egypt - and they more than anybody under the helicopter lifts, laid on the" Mistral ", to buy can not - will not pay Agency fees. Here, too, the French acted like real gentlemen, " He added.
thus, the RF received data, which could be of interest at the design stage " Mistral ", as well as fresh opportunities in the trading markets, said the Deputy.
a contract for production and delivery in Russia 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" cost 1, 2 billion Euro was concluded between the French DCNS/STX and the "Rosoboronexport" in 2011. France had to give 1st ship "Vladivostok" in November last year, but due to the events in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions against Russia that never was.
in early August, Moscow and Paris adopted a conclusion on termination of validity of the contract. France after the return of the Russian equipment installed on the " Mistral ", will be able to dispose of the helicopter