Jacks for connecting equipment with Russian helicopter type "Mistral" until not removed - the Experts are waiting for the decision of Egypt on the acquisition of this equipment, said on Thursday the source in the system of military-technical cooperation.
"The equipment is dismantled, but the Connectors he until not removed, waiting for the decision of the Egyptian side, which has to formulate its decision by early December," said the source news Agency.
On 2 November it was announced that Russian Equipment communication and control removed from the "Mistral" and ready to be uploaded to the Russian Federation. About it said the Commissioner " United instrument manufacturing Corporation ", which developed the Equipment." 1st round of negotiations (Russia and Egypt on the issue of deliveries of the equipment "Mistral" – approx. VIEW) completed last week, as long as it is only an exchange of ideas, But our Egyptian partners are interested in separate blocks " – added the source in the sphere of military-technical cooperation. Egypt wants to acquire developed under the "Mistral" helicopters Ka-52K (deck version of the Ka-52 "alligator" ) and " is currently defined with their number ". However, on 27 October the Head of Rosoboronexport Anatoly Isaykin said that the Egyptian authorities until not turned to Russia for installation on the purchased helicopter carriers "Mistral" of the Russian equipment. 10 October, Paris and Cairo have signed a contract for the purchase by Egypt of 2 first destined for the Russian Federation helicopter type " Mistral ". It was stated that the amount of the contract will amount to 950 million euros. 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. It was announced that the Russian Federation and Egypt signed a contract for production and delivery of 50 helicopters Ka-52 " alligator ", it is possible to transfer to the Egyptian side of the machines in deck form. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov noted that the deal France and Egypt on the "Mistral" takes into account the desire of Russia. Minister of industry and trade D. Manturov said that because of the cheapening of the ruble, Russia received after cancellation of the contract on the "Mistral" two times more than I paid. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande on August 6 agreed to stop the contract for the construction and supply of 2 amphibious assault ships of the " Mistral ". Last year in 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 United States.