French Shipyards to Begin Mistral Talks with Russia

French shipyards have been given the go-ahead to begin talks with Russia on supplying at least one Mistral-class amphibious assault ship to the Russian Navy. If the deal goes through, it would be the first sale of a military platform to the Russian armed forces by a NATO country. French media reports on the 13th October said that President Sarkozy’s approval had been given but on condition that the 21,000-ton force projection and command ship (Batiment de Projection et de Commandement&nd...
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