Russia signed Weapons Deal with France

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  1. Galaxy

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    Russia has signed a landmark weapons deal with France for the purchase of two Mistral class amphibious assault ships. The ships will strengthen the Russian Navy’s capabilities for power projection.


    Their purchase underlines Russia’s intention to give flesh to its Maritime Doctrine adopted in July 2001, which, inter alia, specifies among Russian national interests “guaranteeing the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the Russian Federation in its exclusive economic zone and continental shelf”.

    This is also the first major weapons system that Russia has imported from any country after the Second World War and that too from a major NATO member, which is an indication of the gradual rapprochement between the two erstwhile foes.

    This Issue Brief outlines the strategic implications of the path-breaking agreement, including for NATO solidarity, looks at Russia’s ageing military industrial complex and foreign military collaboration and analyzes the capabilities which the Russian navy will now possess on account of the Mistrals.


    Russia signed Weapons Deal with France : Defense news

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    I was thinking this was confirmation of the second order. The first was signed months ago.
     
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    Spanish ship Juan Carlos I (L61)

    Juan Carlos I on the Ria of Ferrol, October 2010
    Career (Spain)
    Name: Juan Carlos I

    Ordered: 5 September 2003
    Builder: Navantia
    Cost: €360 million
    Laid down: May 2005
    Launched: 22 September 2009[1]
    Commissioned: 30 September 2010[2]

    General characteristics :

    Class and type: Juan Carlos I class amphibious assault ship
    Displacement: 27,079 tonnes (24'560 as a.c.c.)
    Length: 230.82 m (757.3 ft)[4]
    Beam: 32 m (105 ft)
    Draught: 6.9 m (23 ft)[4]
    Propulsion: 2 x 11 Mw POD
    Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
    Range: 9,000 nautical miles (17,000 km; 10,000 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
    Boats and landing
    craft carried: Four LCM
    Capacity: 902 soldiers + up to 46 Leopard 2 tanks
    Complement: Ship's company: 243
    Air wing: 172
    Armament: 4 x 20 mm guns
    4x 12.7 mm machine-guns
    Aircraft carried: AV-8B Harriers, F-35 (planned), CH-47, Sea King, NH-90.

    Juan Carlos I (L-61) is a multi-purpose warship in the Spanish Navy (Armada Española). Similar in concept to the American Wasp class LHDs it has the addition of a ski jump for STOVL operations. The ship will be equipped with fighter jets of the AV-8B Harrier type and will primarily be used as an aircraft carrier. The vessel is named in honour of Juan Carlos I, the current King of Spain.[5]

    The new vessel is to play an important role in the fleet, as a platform that not only replaces the Newport-class LSTs Hernán Cortés and Pizarro for supporting the mobility of the Marines, but that can also act as a platform for carrier-based aviation, and the strategic transport of ground forces as required.


    DesignThe design for the Buque de Proyección Estratégica (Strategic Projection Vessel), as it was initially known, was approved in September 2003.


    ski-jump.The vessel has a flight deck of 202 metres (663 ft) with a "ski-jump". The ship's flight deck has eight landing points for Harrier, JSF or medium helicopters, four points for heavy helicopters of the CH-47 Chinook type, and one point large enough for aircraft of the size of the V-22 Osprey.[6] The ship can carry up to 30 aircraft in the aircraft carrier mode, using the light vehicles bay as an additional storage zone.[6]

    For the first time in the Spanish Navy, the ship uses diesel-electric propulsion, simultaneously connecting both diesels and the new technology gas turbine powerplant to a pair of azimuthal pods.

    The complement of the ship is around 900 naval personnel, with equipment and support elements for 1,200 soldiers. Multi-functional garage and hangar space on two levels covers 6,000 m², with capacity for 6,000 tonnes load on each level. A stern dock is capable of holding up to four LCM-1e boats or one LCAC.

    ConstructionConstruction of the 231-metre, 27,000-tonne ship started in May 2005 simultaneously at the Navantia Shipyards in Ferrol, Galicia (with the cut of the first plate corresponding to Block 320) and in Fene, Galicia (with the cut of the first plate corresponding to Block 330). The ship, that supposes a service load of 3,100,000 hours of production and 775,000 hours of engineering, was launched 10 March 2008[7], and was commissioned 30 September 2010[8][9].

    http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_ship_Juan_Carlos_I_(L61)

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    Indian Navy should consider this ship also .
     
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