First Mistral Ship to Join Russian Navy in November, 2014

The first Mistral-class helicopter carrier will be delivered to the Russian Navy on November 1, 2014, Ria Novosti reported on Friday.

The carrier, named Vladivostok, is an amphibious assault ship of the French Mistral class currently under construction for the Russian Navy.

Saint-Nazaire-based DCNS is going to float out the carrier on October 15th, after which the ship will be further equipped and head for sea trials over the next year, according to a defense industry official cited by Ria Novosti.

The Russian government placed an order for two ships of Mistral-class in 2011, worth up to USD 1.6 billion.

The Russian acquisition of French Mistral class amphibious assault ships is considered to be the largest defense deal between Russia and the West since the World War II.

Press Release, October 09, 2013

 

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

One thought on “First Mistral Ship to Join Russian Navy in November, 2014”

Comments are closed.

Events>

<< Sep 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

Exponaval 2016

EXPONAVAL and TRANS-PORT have become established as one of the most important international naval defence and maritime fairs in Latin America…

read more >

4th Conference on Operational Maritime Law

The time has arrived for the Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters (COE CSW), in cooperation with the Finnish…

read more >

EURONAVAL 2016

Euronaval 2016 in Paris, is one of the leading international trade shows for maritime security, safety and naval defense…

read more >

Naval Mission Systems Technology

Integrating Naval Assets to Ensure Enhanced Maritime Operations and Support.

Navies are constantly looking at how the collection and dissemination of data from marine helicopters, UAVs, radars and shore based sensors through C2 systems can be improved to produce an accurate, clear, and all-encompassing picture of the maritime theatre for allied forces.

The complexity associated with effectively coordinating the variety of operations of these systems means that interoperability between all systems, divisions, and nations is of paramount importance. Therefore, SMi’s Naval Mission Systems Technology Conference will explore the strategies and technologies required to develop next generation capability in this vital area of national defence.

The expert speaker panel includes: Italian Navy, U.S. Navy, NATO Modelling and Simulation Center of Excellence (M & S COE), BAAINBw, The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), University College London and many more.

More info

read more >