A team of Russian specialists is expected to go to France in September to dismantle the equipment installed on the Mistral class helicopter carriers, a source in Russia’s military-technical cooperation system told TASS on Tuesday.
“A team of specialists is currently being prepared for the communications equipment dismantling from the helicopter carriers. Their departure for France is planned for this September,” the source added.
Previously, a source in the Russian defense manufacturing sector told TASS that the Russian authorities had begun to gather a group of specialists who would go to France to dismantle equipment installed on the Mistrals.
“We’ve received a task to do this and we’re gathering a group of experts now who’ll go to France to dismantle the telecommunications and control equipment supplied by Russian manufacturers and installed on the Mistral (The Vladisvostok),” the source said on July 25.