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Navy Recognition interview with the Vice President of OCK about the Russian Mistral project
 
During IMDS 2013, the International Maritime Defense Show recently held in St Petersburg, Navy Recognition had the unique opportunity to ask a few questions to Igor Zakharov, the Vice President of OCK, United Shipbuilding Corporation.
During IMDS 2013, the International Maritime Defense Show recently held in St Petersburg, Navy Recognition had the unique opportunity to ask a few questions to Igor Zakharov, the Vice President of OCK, United Shipbuilding Corporation.
 
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IMDS 2013 Daily News - OCK at IMDS 2013
 
 
 
Navy Recognition interview with the Vice President of OCK about the Russian Mistral project
 
Text and interview by Xavier Vavasseur

During IMDS 2013, the International Maritime Defense Show recently held in St Petersburg, Navy Recognition had the unique opportunity to ask a few questions to Igor Zakharov, the Vice President of OCK, United Shipbuilding Corporation.
     
Our exclusive interview with Igor G. Zakharov, Vice President of OCK, during IMDS 2013
     
The stern of the Russian Navy's first Mistral-class amphibious assault ship was recently floated out. The stern was towed to France on July 8 and is expected to arrive in Saint Nazaire on July 25, where the final assembling of the ship will be conducted. The launch is expected for October 15. 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.

To learn more on these vessels, read our analysis on the Russian Navy future Mistral class LHD, specificities and characteristics