Contents tagged with Mistral

  • Russia plans to build a replacement for the Mistral warship

    Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation will construct an expeditionary ship for the Russian Navy, RIA Novosti reports, citing company president Alexei Rakhmanov.

    "We will build an expeditionary ship, which combines the functions of a helicopter carrier and an assault ship within today’s state rearmament program. It can also contain a mobile hospital. It’s going to be a universal ship," said Rakhmanov at the Army 2018 forum.

    In 2011, Russia agreed with France on the construction of two …

  • Estonia to buy missiles for Mistral portable air defense systems from France for €50 million

    Estonia’s state defense investment agency signed a contract for the purchase of short range missiles for Mistral man-portable missile system (MANPADs) for €50 million, Estonia’s Ministry of Defense reported on Twitter.

    “The contract was concluded with the French manufacturer MBDA,” the statement reads. “It was signed by the head of the Center for Defense Investment, Rauno Sirk, and Vice President of the MBDA, Didier Philippe. In accordance with the agreement, between 2020 and o 2027, Estonia …