Russian Satellite News Agency reported on May 17 that Rahmanov, chairman of Russias Joint Shipbuilding Group, said in a recent interview that Russia needed a helicopter carrier, but the Russian plan was different from that of Frances northwest wind class.
We have learned the lessons we learned from the Northwest Wind project, Rachmanov said in an interview with Radio Red Star. It is pointless to reopen a similar project or project. The merits and demerits of this warship are equally outstanding. Building a helicopter mothership, of course, is needed because it can deliver troops quickly.
Russia once planned to buy two helicopter motherships from France and build two according to its capabilities. In 2011, Russia and France signed a contract for the purchase of two Northwest Wind class amphibious attack ships. Allegedly, the helicopter carrier can carry 12 attack card-52 helicopters. But in 2015, Moscow and Paris decided to terminate the contract because of sanctions. Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Mantulov said in August that Russia would build amphibious landing ships capable of carrying helicopters instead of helicopter motherships.
Source: Global Network Responsible Editor: Lin Chiheng_NY9285