Contract Watch - Four Remaining Mysteries about France and Russia’s Mistral Deal




On the 17th of June, it was confirmed that Russia’s Rosboronexport and France’s DCNS have signed a procurement contract for the delivery of up to four Mistral class amphibious assault ships to the Kremlin. To say this deal has been a long time coming is an under-statement. The proposal was first raised almost four years ago; and spokespeople from both sides have repeatedly confirmed and then stalled the negotiations since. Sticking points for the final contract have apparen...
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