Date: 6 months ago   Category: Russia

Russia has decided not to build helicopter carriers


After it wasn't succeeded to buy the French Mistrals, Russia developed projects of own helicopter carriers. Russia has refused the idea to construct own helicopter carriers. The Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov has told about it in an interview to Interfax. "The questions connected with construction of the aircraft carrier for the Navy of Russia are in a discussion stage now, and concerning construction of the helicopter carrier I can precisely tell that helicopter carriers in pure understanding of this word won't be built", – the minister has told. According to him, the ships which are capable to bear helicopters will be present in naval the fleet of the country. Manturov has specified that the aircraft carrying ships have to be equipped with also helicopter wing. We will remind, in 2011 Russia and France have concluded the contract for construction of two Mistral ships worth 1,2 billion euros. The first France helicopter carrier I had to transfer to Russia in November the 2014th, the term of delivery of the second expired on November 1, 2015. Due to the crisis in Ukraine Paris has refused to transfer them to Russia and on October 10, 2015 Mistrals have been sold to Egypt. After that in Russia two projects of analogs of the French helicopter carriers have been developed. So, Krylov state scientific center in the Russian Federation has developed the project of the landing ship Lavin on replacement to Mistrals. The Nevsky design bureau has developed the project of the landing Surf ship which also has to become an alternative to Mistrals. Construction was planned to begin in 2016. Design and construction of the Russian landing helicopter carriers (Mistral type) have been brought in the long-term program of military shipbuilding of Russia till 2050 of News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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