Thursday, April 14, 2011

French Ships to Join Russia Navy Fleet

Following an arms deal between France and Russia, Paris will provide Moscow with two Mistral-class vessels that are fully equipped with NATO's communication and control systems.

“Bilateral talks resulted in an agreement with the French party that they will take into account the Defense Ministry's condition to provide all necessary systems and equipment to comply with the Russian Navy's requirements,” a senior source in the Defense Ministry told Russia Today on Wednesday.

Under the intergovernmental deal that was reached in December 2010, Russia will acquire the helicopter carriers with the Zenith 9 communication and control system as well as the spare parts for the ships and technical documentation.'


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