Russia and Egypt began meeting on the procurement system of communication and control and shipborne helicopters Ka-52K helicopters for helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", said Last news on the first day of the week a high-ranking source in the Russian Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FSMTC).
the head of the Department reminded that According to the agreement, the transfer of landing craft from dismantled Russian equipment has to occur prior to November 21.
"the dialogue with Egypt have been, meetings to go to that country. The desire for the acquisition of Russian equipment and, among them, the helicopters, and they expressed, " said the source.
He explained that the exact number of helicopters that Egypt can purchase, as long as too early.
"the quantity of them until not have the opportunity to Decide whether they are studying this issue," He said.
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 on the " Mistral ". In the end, Paris was able to sell two ships to Egypt, a contract was signed on 10 October. It is assumed that in Egypt the ships will arrive in the summer of 2016.