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Friday, August 07, 2015

Russia To Receive First Mistral-Bound Attack Helicopters By 2018 After Warship Deal Is Cancelled

Kamov Ka-52K 'Hokum B'The first batch of attack helicopters, earlier intended to be based on two French-made Mistral-class aircraft carriers, are expected to be delivered to the Russian navy by 2018, the state-run Tass news agency reported Thursday, citing a source.

The Russian navy will receive the first Kamov Ka-52K (Katran) ship-borne helicopters over the next three years, after France refused to deliver two Mistral-class warships to Russia over the latter’s alleged involvement in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine.

France said Thursday that it would compensate Russia fully for cancelling the contract.

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