Russia and France are currently in talks on a 2+2 scheme, whereby Russia will buy two French Mistral-class amphibious assault ships and build another two at home.© RIA Novosti. Alexey Danichev
- France ready to build first Mistral warship for Russia in 2013
- France unfazed by Russian tender, Mistral talks ongoing
- Russia to define Mistral purchase scheme - Navy
- Russian Air Force to get dozens of helicopters if Mistral deal agreed
- Russia begins negotiations of Mistral purchase contract
France is ready to transfer warship technology to Russia, Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on Thursday.
"We see no problem in transferring technology," Fillon said at a joint news conference with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Russia and France are currently in talks on a 2+2 scheme, whereby Russia will buy two French Mistral-class amphibious assault ships and build another two at home.
Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and France's shipbuilder DCNS in November signed an agreement to form a consortium, which is seen as the most likely winner of a Russian tender to build the two ships
Fillon said he was sure that the talks would be completed.
MOSCOW, December 9 (RIA Novosti)
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
The current contract portfolio of Russian arms exporters is worth about $46 billion. Annual exports total $15 billion, and this will ensure uninterrupted deliveries for the next three years, even in the worst-case scenario. The list of the main buyers of Russian weapons is unlikely to change drastically.