Special forces unit of the Russian military power – frogmen – for the last 3 years were armed with German u carriers for movement on the depth of 60 meters, signed four contracts, said the designer of these devices Anthony Simmonds at the arms exhibition Indo Defence 2016.
"We cooperate with Russia for 3 years. The last agreement was signed In the current year", - the RIA "Novosti" the words of Simmonds, who did not want to reveal any details of the contracts because of the sensitivity issues.
1st contract with the German firm Rotinor was signed in 2013. He also said that in 2017, is Also expected to sign another contract. Underwater media the Seabob black shadow 730 is available for parts of special assignment in 2 variants: for 2-and 4 frogmen. Agility of movement under water 10 kilometers per hour, the autonomy of the electric motor 3 hours. For its part, the Commissioner of the French organization ECA group Jean-Claude Alkup said that French special forces uses Autonomous minimumvalue boats open type Special warfare underwater vehicle for movement under water at a depth of 50 meters six people (two pilots and four combat swimmer)." The products We export, but with Russia We do not sell ", Greg said Alkup. Remember, before the supply of military equipment from EU countries to the Russian Federation was banned in connection with the imposition of economic sanctions. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the USA on the background of the progress of the Minsk agreements between Kiev and militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia penalties against financial, oil and defense industries. So, in 2014, the German Firm MTU, which manufactures diesel engines that are not wanted for supply of power units for Russian warships in connection with the introduction of EU anti-Russian sanctions.