Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Russia pushes on with domestic alternative to Mistral

10th June 2020 - 08:15 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg

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The Russian MoD has signed a contract worth an estimated RUB100 billion ($1.43 billion) to build two helicopter carriers for the country’s navy, in a programme that has attracted attention at the highest levels of government, including President Vladimir Putin.

The Project 23900 amphibious assault ships would be ...

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