10 New Helicopter Carriers For the Russian Navy

New Helicopter Carriers For the Russian Navy

Posted on November 11, 2013 by team

Two new helicopter carrier ships are being built by the French company DCNS for the navy of Russia. One will be called “Vladivostok” and will become a ship of the Pacific Fleet in November, 2014. Another one, “Sevastopol” will join the same fleet in 2015. The construction is being carried out with participation of Russian companies.

The ships are intended to carry combat helicopters Ka-52.


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10 Responses to “New Helicopter Carriers For the Russian Navy”

  1. pierro123 says:

    vive la technologie française !

  2. Dan says:

    If this vessel will be a version of he French Mistral class, it will be an impressive ship. However, the admission that it can be built in France better than in Russia is a remarkable admission of incompetence on the part of Russian shipyards.

  3. Osip says:

    OMG! The boat has an erection!!

  4. Redhand says:

    What does it say about the state of the Russian shipbuilding industry that these capital ships are being building by a French general contractor? And where are they being built: Russia or France? Very surprising news given the Russian Navy of the 1970’s and early 80s!

    • Josh Jeeves says:

      Basically it says nothing, given the lack of knowledge of some essential facts:
      1. USSR did order ships in Europe, full and parts, even in 70s and 80s, so this is nothing unusual.
      2. This particular ship is built partly in Russia, partly in France.
      3. This is a valuable experience for Russian shipbuilders, because of the access to modular technology which is used in France.
      4. The initial 2 ships are expected to be followed by a series built 100% in Russia.

      It’s nothing more than a normal process of technology exchange.

      • Zoran says:

        I agree, nothing wrong with acquiring technology from those who got it best, and then developping and expanding from there!

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  6. Foxtrott says:

    They are being built in France, because they are needed to be in service ASAP, and because most comparable Soviet infrastructure was in Ukraine or the Baltic Republics. It’s like the USA trying to build ships without the facilities in Maryland, Washington or Oregon….

  7. B says:

    Overpriced, useless in cold Russian climate. Some jerk/s made lots of money on this useless metal like those ivecos

  8. karolina says:

    The pictures are very beautiful, and the expertise of France is not in question, but when reviewing subsequent events, what a mess! All for “ass licking” Americans, in their new cold war by interposed countries … Not to mention the billions in losses for our farmers and fruit and vegetable producers, pig farmers, poultry farmers, etc. When Europe she will be truly independent and she will work more on behalf of the USA?

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