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    The Russian helicopter carrier will replace the Mistral ships in the Russian navy in the near future.

    SEVERODVINSK (Sputnik) — The Russian Navy has prepared technical specifications for the development of a helicopter carrier to replace the Mistral ships, Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief Vice Adm. Viktor Bursuk said Friday.

    "The technical specifications are ready," Bursuk told reporters.

    After France's refusal to supply Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia, the representatives of Russian Navy and the military-industrial complex have repeatedly stated that the Russian domestic analogue of Mistral will be developed and will surpass the French vessels in some features.

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