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France Transfers Mistral Technology to Russia Ahead of Schedule

France Transfers Mistral Technology to Russia Ahead of Schedule 02.11.2012
Text: World Arms Trade Analytic Center
Photo: naval-technology.com
France transfers construction technology of Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to Russia ahead of schedule, reports RIA Novosti referring to Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdiukov.

As for him, "French partners are handing over new technologies not only for the first two Mistrals but even for third and fourth ones", reports the news agency.

Earlier on, Serdiukov said that the money for the third and fourth Mistral ships had been already included into defense budget. Since 2013, those funds can be used for construction of the second pair of ships in Russia, reminds RIA Novosti.

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