• The Vladivostok warship, the first of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers ordered by Russia, docks on the port of Saint-Nazaire, western France
    Last update: 16:15 09.09.2015
    16:15 09.09.2015

    Russia, France Plan Talks on Dismantling Equipment From Mistral

    All the equipment has to be dismantled and returned by November 22, a source said.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • The STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire
    Last update: 15:43 02.09.2015
    15:43 02.09.2015

    Time to Say Goodbye: Dismantling of Russian-Made Equipment From Mistrals Underway

    A Russian team has begun to dismantle telecommunications and control systems from the Mistral helicopter carriers docked at a shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, a French daily reported. The process is expected to last until October.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • Vladivostok amphibious assault ship of the French Mistral class in the docks of SNX France
    Last update: 14:41 02.09.2015
    14:41 02.09.2015

    France to Take Russia's Interests Into Account When Choosing Mistrals' Buyer - Kremlin

    Moscow assumes that Paris will take its interests into account while choosing the potential buyer of the two French Mistral-class helicopter carriers, originally built for Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • Ka-52 helicopter
    Last update: 10:40 02.09.2015
    10:40 02.09.2015

    Special Offer: Russia Could Sell Mistral-Designed Helicopters to Potential Mistral Buyer

    Moscow plans to offer Kamov Ka-52K helicopters to a country interested in purchasing the two Mistral warships which France originally built for the Russian Navy, the Kommersant newspaper reported, citing anonymous sources.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • The Vladivostok warship, the first of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers ordered by Russia, docks on the port of Saint-Nazaire, western France
    Last update: 18:37 31.08.2015
    18:37 31.08.2015

    Paris Obliged to Negotiate Mistral Resale With Moscow

    Under the terms of the contract, Russia has the right to not agree with the resale of the Mistral-class helicopter carriers or delay approval for any period of time due to the fact that the contract does not identify any deadline.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • Second Mistral helicopter carrier floated out in France
    Last update: 15:46 31.08.2015
    15:46 31.08.2015

    France's Compensation for Mistral Deal Fail Worth $1.1Bln Already in Moscow

    Paris has already transferred more than 1 billion euro ($1.12 billion) to Moscow, in compensation for the termination of the contract on the delivery of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers, a governmental source told journalists Monday.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • The Vladivostok warship, the first of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers ordered by Russia, docks on the port of Saint-Nazaire, western France
    Last update: 12:37 27.08.2015
    12:37 27.08.2015
  • Second Mistral helicopter carrier floated out in France
    Last update: 12:18 27.08.2015
    12:18 27.08.2015

    Egypt Emerges as Front-Runner in Mistral Warship Sweepstakes

    Speculation swelled surrounding potential buyers for the orphaned carriers following an announcement that Paris and Moscow had reached an agreement to terminate the contract.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • The Sevastopol amphibious assault ship of the Mistral class at the STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire
    Last update: 17:20 26.08.2015
    17:20 26.08.2015

    France’s Refund for Mistral Contract Termination Under 1Bln Euro

    According to a French government spokesman, the compensation for terminating the Mistral contract with Russia is under one billion euros.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • Mistral
    Last update: 20:42 25.08.2015
    20:42 25.08.2015

    And the Buyer is...:Malaysia May Buy Mistrals Initially Built for Russia

    During his Malaysian trip, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will discuss the possibility of delivering to Malaysia the two Mistral-class warships initially built for Russia, the French newspaper Tribune reported.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • The Vladivostok Mistral-class helicopter carrier
    Last update: 18:01 17.08.2015
    18:01 17.08.2015

    Saudi Arabia Needs Mistrals for Power Projection in Middle East

    Saudi Arabia has been on a course to boost its military capabilities focusing lately on its naval forces and the possible purchase of the two Mistrals originally built for Russia by France could be central to these efforts.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • Sevastopol mistral warship is on its way for its first sea trials, on March 16, 2015 off Saint-Nazaire
    Last update: 18:03 08.08.2015
    18:03 08.08.2015

    ‘Amazing’ End-of-Summer Sales for French Mistrals Start Now

    France is starting a “summer sale” for its Mistrals, French journalist Jacques Martinez wrote for Boulevard Voltaire.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • The STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire
    Last update: 21:41 07.08.2015
    21:41 07.08.2015

    Hollande Cancelled Mistral Deal Fearing EU Leaders 'Will Attack Him'

    French President Francois Hollande cancelled the contract for construction and delivery of two Mistral-class vessels to Russia over fears he would be criticized by EU leaders, a French lawmaker told Sputnik on Friday.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • The STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire
    Last update: 20:12 07.08.2015
    20:12 07.08.2015

    France Creates Artificial ‘Hype’ Around Mistrals' Potential Buyers

    France has attempted to take advantage of the canceled Mistral deal with Russia by creating an artificial hype around potential buyers for the warships, a Russian think tank spokesperson specializing in weapon sales said on Friday.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • Vladivostok amphibious assault ship of the French Mistral class in the docks of SNX France
    Last update: 19:38 07.08.2015
    19:38 07.08.2015

    Who is Lining Up for the Mistrals? Egypt, Saudi Arabia Rumored to Be Interested

    The next episode in the Mistral saga could begin in the near future: Egypt and Saudi Arabia are rumored to be contemplating the purchase of the two helicopter carriers built for the Russian Navy after Moscow and Paris officially terminated the deal, Le Monde reported, citing an unnamed source.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • Second Mistral helicopter carrier floated out in France
    Last update: 16:02 07.08.2015
    16:02 07.08.2015

    A Fool Pays Twice: France Must Spend Over €1 Bln to De-Customize Mistrals

    The de-customization of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers that France failed to deliver to Russia will be an expensive process, the French daily Les Echos said.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • The STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire
    Last update: 15:26 07.08.2015
    15:26 07.08.2015

    French Media Bets on Paris' Compensation to Moscow for Fail of Mistral Deal

    France is reported to have offered Russia a compensation for the non-delivery of Mistral-class helicopter carriers, amounting to less than one billion euros ($1.1 billion), local media said.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • Mistral Helicopter Carrier
    Last update: 13:23 07.08.2015
    13:23 07.08.2015

    France Loses Strategic Trade Partner in Russia Due to Failed Mistral Deal

    By terminating the Mistral deal with Russia, France closed the door on a golden opportunity to establish strategic and trade partnership with Russia, said Philippe Migault, a senior research fellow at the French Institute of International and Strategic Relations (L’Institut de Relations Internationales et Strategiques – IRIS).

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • Mistral class amphibious assault ship
    Last update: 21:22 06.08.2015
    21:22 06.08.2015

    For Sale: France Mentions Potential Candidates Willing to Buy Mistrals

    On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande made a joint decision to terminate the 1.2-billion euro ($1.32 billion) Mistral contract signed in June 2011.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?
  • Sevastopol mistral warship is on its way for its first sea trials, on March 16, 2015 off Saint-Nazaire
    Last update: 20:47 06.08.2015
    20:47 06.08.2015

    Hollande's Decision on Mistrals Deal 'Threatens French Credibility'

    French President Francois Holland’s final decision not to deliver Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia will harm Paris’ relations with Moscow, Member of the European Parliament Aymeric Chauprade said Thursday.

    Deal Cancelled: What Will Paris Do With Russia's Mistrals?