The French government will have to pay the shipbuilding organization DCNS compensation in the amount of More than 1. 1 billion euros due to the breakdown of the contract with Russia for the production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type " Mistral ".
These figures are given in the report prepared by the Secretary-General for defense and national security Louis Gauthier. This document was shown on closed hearings in Parliament on Tuesday, reports news Agency referring to Agency France-Presse.
for example, France will be obliged to reimburse the shipbuilding organization DCNS costs associated with prolonged downtime of 2 ships in the port of Saint-Nazaire. Among other things, the story is about the cost of their protection and continuous maintenance. According to various estimates, these costs amount to 2 million euros per day. As said the speaker, "some $ 1, 1 billion euros," DCNS should get guarantees of an insurance company Coface engaged in the insurance of risks in commercial transactions. Of this amount in the future, " we will deduct the Price of the transaction in the case of resale of the courts ", States in the report. This amount, however, does not include costs for removal and replacement of the Russian avionics. As shown by Gauthier, the renovation of the helicopter will last until at least January 2016. Expenses under this article until not specified. At the same time in their own report Louis Gauthier said about the subject interest in the purchase of "Mistral" from a number of foreign countries." Serious interest ", according to the report, showed in the 1st turn Egypt. Among other contenders are also called India, Canada and Singapore. 2 September was named the exact amount of compensation that Paris has paid Moscow for the undelivered helicopter type " Mistral ". It amounted to 949 754 million 859 thousand euros. In the agreement on termination of the contract, signed by the parties on August 5, emphasized that France "has no right to sell or re-exported in any form to a third party" as long as Russia will not receive "the full amount of compensation and equipment" installed on the first ships commissioned in the capital of Russia. Remember, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande on August 6 agreed to halt the validity of the contract for construction and supply of 2 amphibious assault ships of the " Mistral ". Then the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande said that Paris is without question will find buyers for the helicopter. Last year Paris at the time stopped the supply ships, for which he received the money, citing his disagreement with the policy of Russia in Ukraine. Opposing political force and the trade unions in France has criticized the President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia "Mistral" alleging pressure from the capital of the USA.