In the Land of the Rising Sun are concerned about the agreement between Moscow and Paris on the supply of Russian 2-amphibious assault ships (UDC) of «Mistral».
This June 2, 2013 in Singapore, said the Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera talks with his French officer Jean-Yves Le Drianom have passed «in the fields» Forum Governing military departments of the Asia-Pacific region in the so-called «Shangri-La Dialogue.»
This was told ARMS-TASS.
«This decision upsets the balance of forces in the Far East», — I. Onodera allocated.
In the current time on the French shipyard in Saint-Nazaire is a construction 2-UDC type «Mistral» («Vladivostok» and «Sevastopol») established for the transmission of the Russian Navy.
Earlier, the Russian General Staff noted that some very few of them can be transferred to the Pacific Fleet.
Displacement UDC «Mistral» 21.6 thousand tons, the maximum length of the case — 200 meters, speed — 19 knots, range — up to 11 thousand miles at 15 knots ground speed. The crew consists of 177 people and 230 people. composed wing.
Additionally, the ship can carry 450 marines and 60 units of light avtobronetehniki. Air Group includes 16 helicopters, of which 6 can be placed directly on the flight deck.