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Naval Forces News - Russia
 
 
 
Russia’s second Mistral-class amphibious assault ship will be complete in October 2014
 
Russia’s second Mistral-class amphibious assault ship will be complete in October 2014, a deputy prime minister in charge of the defense industry said Sunday, adding that the first Mistral would enter the nation’s fleet this October.
     
Russia’s second Mistral-class, amphibious assault ship will be complete in October 2014, a deputy prime minister in charge of the defense industry said Sunday, adding that the first Mistral would enter the nation’s fleet this October.
DCNS is supplying two BPC-type projection and command vessels to Russia under a contract that came into effect at the end of 2011.
     
Speaking live on national television network NTV, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin added that construction of the stern for the first such helicopter-carrying warship would finish at St. Petersburg’s Baltiisky shipyard within two or three days.

Early last week, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said the stern might not be completed within deadline, but Rogozin days later refuted that remark, saying: “The ship will be ready on time.”

Similar in size to the French Navy Mistral class, the Russian Navy version (Vladivostok class) will receive only minor modifications, including an increased hangar height to accomodate Kamov helicopters, reinforced hull to operate in Arctic zones, specific warming devices on deck, russian weapons (AK-630M, 3M-47 Gibka and MPTU) and systems.

Read our analysis on the Russian Navy future Mistral class LHD, specificities and characteristics
 
Russia’s second Mistral-class, amphibious assault ship will be complete in October 2014, a deputy prime minister in charge of the defense industry said Sunday, adding that the first Mistral would enter the nation’s fleet this October.
 
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The French Navy (Marine Nationale) has released a video showing the first launch of an MdCN (Missile de Croisière Navale) Naval Cruise Missile from a FREMM Frigate. On May 19, frigate Aquitaine (head of the class and first unit in the multi-mission frigate program FREMM) successfully fired its first naval cruise missile on the firing ranges of the DGA missile testing centre off Levant Island. This event marked the first time a European surface ship has fired a cruise missile. The French Navy (Marine Nationale) has released a video showing the first launch of an MdCN (Missile de Croisière Navale) Naval Cruise Missile from a FREMM Frigate. On May 19, frigate Aquitaine (head of the class and first unit in the multi-mission frigate program FREMM) successfully fired its first naval cruise missile on the firing ranges of the DGA missile testing centre off Levant Island. This event marked the first time a European surface ship has fired a cruise missile The French Navy has released a video showing the first launch of an MdCN Naval Cruise Missile from a FREMM Frigate.
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