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“United shipbuilding Corporation” will build for the Russian Navy expedition ship that combines the functions of the amphibious assault ship and helicopter carrier, reported RIA Novosti, the company’s President Alexey Rakhmanov.
“We will under the current GPV (state armaments programme) to build an expeditionary ship, a ship that will combine the functions of a helicopter carrier, landing ship. It can also accommodate a mobile hospital. It should be a universal ship,” — said the head of the Corporation in the forum “Army-2018”.
In 2011 Russia agreed with France on the construction of two amphibious assault ships, helicopter carriers of the family Mistral (“Mistral”). A contract worth 1.2 billion euros due to the events in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia were severed in 2015.
Informed on military-technical forum “Army-2018” Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said that the Russian defense Ministry has started development of a new aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing.
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