The French government has until now not appealed to Russia with the request about the possibility of re-sale of the helicopter carrier type "Mistral" to Egypt, without which this deal is impossible, said Last news on Tuesday, senior Commissioner of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FS VTS).
France now conducts dialogues with Egypt for the sale of 2 ships of the " Mistral ", built for the Russian Federation. Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov said that Russia is ready to sell electronic equipment "Mistral" their future buyer.
"Paris still has not appealed to Moscow asking for the possibility of resale of Russian "Mistral" to a third party, in this case, if reports are to be believed Egypt ", - said the head of the Department.
at the same time he said that the delegation of the Russian experts working in the shipyards of San Nazaire in connection with the necessity of dismantling the Russian communication systems, and weapons control." Completion of works is scheduled for November 22, " confirmed Commissioner of the Federal Assembly of the PTS.
the contract for production and delivery of 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, it never was. The contract was cancelled, the money returned to Russia.
The helicopter carrier type "Mistral" have a displacement of 21 thousand tons, the maximum body length of 210 meters is capable to develop speed up to 18 knots, maximum cruising range reaches to 20 thousand miles. Air group includes 16 helicopters Ka-52K, number of crew is 160 people, additional helicopter can carry 450 people. Cargo ship deck can accommodate more than 40 tanks or 70 motor vehicles.