Rosoboronexport wants to fulfill a contract for production and delivery to China of landing craft " Zubr ", said Deputy General Director of Rosoboronexport Igor Sevastyanov on international Maritime defence show (IMDS-2015) in St. Petersburg.
"enterprise" Sea ", which was the Creator of these " Bison ", is a plant in Russia, of course, the challenge this contract to fulfill. To execute the contract, which was signed between Ukraine and the Republic of China, " said Sevastyanov, reports news Agency.
in February, a source in the shipbuilding industry of Russia reported that Moscow and Beijing have decided that small amphibious hovercraft project 12322 "bison" for the Chinese Navy will be built in China. Remember, the contract price of 315 million dollars for the construction of 4 ships of the project "bison" for the Chinese Navy was signed with Feodosia shipbuilding company " Sea ", when the Crimea was part of Ukraine. According to the agreement, the Two ships had to be built in Ukraine and Two in China. Two landing ship Zubr-class were built in Feodosiya and sent to China, however, the payments "Ukroboronprom" for the second "Zubr" in the amount of eleven million dollars were stopped for some time after joining the Crimea to Russia. The ships in the series "bison" are made only in Feodosia and Almaz Central marine design Bureau (St. Petersburg) and are the largest hovercraft in the world. They are designed for landing on unequipped coast and fire support. The ship can carry 3 main tanks weighing up to 150 tons or 10 armored vehicles and 140 Marines.