Last Update 0:25
Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Mistral Helicopter Carrier to arrive in Egypt in June-September

Sputnik, Tuesday 12 Apr 2016
Two Mistral-class helicopter carriers Sevastopol (R) and Vladivostok are seen in this picture taken May 21, 2015 at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, western France (Reuters)
Views: 2317
Views: 2317

The French-made Mistral-class helicopter carriers will be delivered to Egypt in June-September 2016, the French ambassador in Cairo said Sunday.

"The delivery of Mistrals will take place between June and September this year," Andre Parant said during a press conference in the Egyptian capital.

Moscow and Paris officially terminated the $1.3-billion contract on the delivery of the Mistral-class warships in August 2015. Moscow has received soome $1 billion in compensation.

Cairo and Paris signed a contract in October 2015 for the purchase of two helicopter carriers originally built by France for Russia.

The ships are designed to carry 16 Ka-27/29 Helix anti submarine/assault and Ka-52 Hokum B strike helicopters.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

12-04-2016 01:25pm
Just in time
To celebrate the divorce from Italy and the rest of the civilized world. A Hechuva job Sisi!
Comment's Title

© 2010 Ahram Online.