The second helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", which was sold by France to Egypt, entered the territorial waters of the country, accompanied by Egyptian military courts, on its arrival at the port of Alexandria assumed the occasion.
The arrival of the 2nd Mistral informs RIA "news" referring to news portal " Sada al-Balad ".
The helicopter was handed over to Egypt in mid-September in the French port of Saint-Nazaire. The second "Mistral" is named in honor of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, who died at the hands of Islamists in 1981. Remember, the 1st "Mistral", the Egyptian Navy received at the end of may. June 23, he arrived in Egyptian port of Alexandria after a 14-day transition from the French Saint-Nazaire. As reported by the print edition OPINION, in 2014 in Paris at the time stopped the supply of Russian ships, for which he received the money, citing his disagreement with the policy of Russia in Ukraine. The contract for the manufacture and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" for the price of 1, 2 billion Euro from the outset was concluded between the French DCNS/STX and Rosoboronexport in 2011. 1st ship, named "Vladivostok" France had to give in November 2014. Opposing political force and trade unions of France criticized the President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia " Mistral ", hinting at pressure from the U.S. capital. August 6, 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande agreed On the stop of the contract for the construction and supply of 2 amphibious assault ships of the " Mistral ". October 10 last year, Paris and Cairo signed an agreement for the purchase by Egypt of a helicopter. A month ago it was announced that the defence Ministers of Russia and Egypt, Sergei Shoigu and Sedki Sobhi agreed on the training of Egyptian pilots for attack helicopters Ka-52K, which are required to be armed amphibious assault ships of the " Mistral ".