Russia continues to serve delivered to Greece amphibious hovercraft project 12322 "bison" Despite the suspension of cooperation With NATO, said the Deputy Director of Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FSMTC) Anatoly Punchy.
"Despite the fact that military-technical cooperation of Russia with the NATO countries in view are maintained by the Commonwealth of the anti-punishment at the time stopped for a while, the implementation of the convicts of contracts and the fulfillment by the Russian side of its obligations. Now made supply of spare parts and provision of after-sales service the three landing craft of type "Zubr" project 12322 ", - the news Agency of Punchy response to a question on naval salon Euronaval 2016, where he heads the Russian delegation. The ships of the "bison" is the world's largest amphibious hovercraft. Their displacement is about 550 tons, they have the ability to take aboard up to 150 tons of cargo. Russia has supplied Greece 3 ship of this type in 2000-2004. According to the information received from open sources, another ship of project 12322 Greece acquired in Ukraine. As emphasized by the Russian Center for analysis of world arms trade, Greece is the only NATO country With which Russia is cooperating dynamically in the military-technical field. Since the mid-90s, Russia has supplied Greece different types of weapons and equipment for 1, $ 25 billion and among them two divisions of anti-aircraft missile systems s-300PMU-1, 31 the anti-aircraft complex short-range " tor-M1 ", 3 amphibious hovercraft project 12322 "bison" and so on. Cooperation between Russia and NATO was stopped for a while in the spring of 2014, shortly after the annexation of Crimea into the Russian Federation. Greece is a member of the Commonwealth Since 1952 (From 1974 to 1980, she left the military structures of NATO in connection With the events in Cyprus).