Victoria Ivanova. The contract price of the sale by France to Egypt 2 destined for the Russian Federation helicopter type "Mistral" will be about 950 million euros, reports Wednesday citing a source close to the defense Minister of France.
An Agency source said that the ships are able to be delivered to the Egyptian fleet in March 2016, after training Egyptian crews.
On Wednesday morning it was announced that in the course of a telephone conversation, the presidents of Egypt and France Francois Hollande and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have reached agreement on the "principles and conditions for the sale of "Mistral" Egypt ".
first French media reported that the delegation of Egypt holding a high position of bureaucrats in Paris discusses the rules of acquisition 2 " Mistral ", but the parties do not have the opportunity to come to a consensus about the final price of the vessels. It is planned that one of the "Mistral" will be on duty in the Red sea, and another will take the position in the Mediterranean.
in the period from 2014 Egypt has already received four French Gowind corvettes, the Price of which amounted to EUR 1 billion, a FREMM frigate for 900 million euros and 24 Rafale fighter price presumably ? 3 billion. The volume of other procurement of Egypt in the sphere of armament of France amounted to 1, 1 billion euros.
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 and the imposition of sanctions against Russia that never was.
in early August, Moscow and Paris adopted a conclusion on termination of validity of the contract for the construction and supply of 2 ships-docks-type " Mistral ". France after the return of the Russian equipment installed on the " Mistral ", will be able to dispose of the helicopter.