The BPC Mistral close to winning the Russian bet

(BRUSSELS2) It's done! At least that's what the Russian Interfax and French AFP news agencies claim. The choice of the French vessel of the Mistral type is “practically acquired“, and the international call for tenders launched in September will be a “formality“, according to an official of the general staff of the Russian navy, quoted by the Interfax agency. According to a process, rather classic in military matters, “the call for tenders will be formulated in such a way that the victory of the French ship is practically acquired”. The Russians would buy 2 ships and produce 2 others, with the transfer of certain technologies, as a result.

Apparently none of the French manufacturers, so quick to denounce the opening of military markets to all winds (read here) denounced this French takeover bid on the supply of warships to Russia…

(Nicolas Gros-Verheyde)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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  • 22 September 2010 to 19: 29

    a sort of upside-down KC-X, in short…

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