- Russia to pay over 700 million euros for first Mistral helicopter carrier - source
- Mistral deal seals Russia-France special relationship
- France ready to build first Mistral warship for Russia in 2013
- Russia to define Mistral purchase scheme - Navy
Russia will construct new shipyards near St. Petersburg designed specifically for the building of Mistral class amphibious assault ships under a French license, a defense industry source said Wednesday.
Moscow announced in December last year that two Mistral class helicopter carriers will be built jointly by France and Russia at the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, and another two will be constructed later in Russia.
"A decision has been adopted to build Mistral class ships on the Kotlin Island near St. Petersburg," the source said, adding that the new shipyards would be part of the Admiralty Shipyards company.
The Kotlin Island is located 20 miles west of St. Petersburg in the Baltic Sea.
"The new shipyards will be built specifically for Mistral construction, but they will be used later to construct commercial bulk ships and large combat ships," the official said.
Russia could start building Mistrals after 2014, while the first Mistral class ship, worth over 700 mln euros, is expected to be built within 36 months after Russia makes an advance payment scheduled for January 2011.
A Mistral class ship is capable of transporting and deploying 16 helicopters, four landing vessels, up to 70 armored vehicles including 13 battle tanks, and 450 personnel.
MOSCOW, January 12 (RIA Novosti)
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- email@example.comUnder ideal conditions first Ministral by 201518:48, 12/01/2011I am worried that the first Minstral ship will not be ready in time for when conflict starts in the Caspian Basin area in 2015.
"Russia could start building Mistrals after 2014, while the first Mistral class ship, worth over 700 mln euros, is expected to be built within 36 months after Russia makes an advance payment scheduled for January 2011."
The United States is already making its move in Iraq to have Iraq forces equipped and ready to move into Iran around 2015. Recently $26 billion in United States military purchases have been announced in Iraq.
This news was completely ignored in western press. Not a word was said in the United States or Canada to my knowledge. In fact a distraction event may have been set up with the attempted assassination of the congress women. This event may have been staged to take any and all focus off of the US military purchase deal in Iraq for $26 billion. In Canadian newspapers and press this event has been given a lot of attention vs nothing for the Iraq military purchase of $26 billion in US armaments.
This in and of itself is a RED FLAG warning that something is up in Iraq and the Middle East.
Although this still puts the Caspian Basin oil war between 2015 and 2020. The United States and NATO are sure to move sooner rather than later if it knows that Russia's defenses are weaker.
This is not to say that the United States and Nato will move to secure Caspian Basin oil and natural gas fields, but I would not put it past them.
Between 2011 and 2015 tensions will be rising due to depleting oil supplies around the world. Conflicts are estimated to start in 2015 and intensify through 2020.
By 2020 the depletion of oil supplies around the world will be extremely serious leading to the beginning of the collapse of companies and banking institutions around the world.
Between 2020 and 2030 expect a desperate grab for whatever is available.
By 2020 Russia needs to have its military updated and ready to go defensive wise against incursions from the United States and NATO.
No one wants this to happen but the United States is now a military state and they will do what ever is necessary to keep oil and natural gas flowing to US shores.
Sadly it is going to be a loosing battle for them, because by 2030 there will simply not be enough oil left to run a modern industrial country economy.
Peak oil was reached in June 2006. The world has been at Peak Oil for 4.5 years. In January 2011 the world starts down the slope of the Peak Oil curve. This downward descent will accelerate as oil reserves deplete. It happens very quickly and collapse comes suddenly within 3 to 4 years. This collapse is experienced by declines of 20% initially, then 33%, and upwards until the reservoir has collapsed.
The current United States oil reserves from all sources are only good until 2020 to run the US industrial economy as it now exists. And this may be stretching it.
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