Russia says France transferred advanced technology during construction of Mistral-class ships

Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) says three important technologies were obtained from France during the construction of Mistral-class helicopter carriers.

Владивосток - Saint-Nazaire décembre 2014
By Ludovic Péron (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

One of those technologies gleaned is France’s large-block assembly of ships. Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg was able to learn French techniques during the construction of the aft end of one of the ships.


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