July 25, 2013 pribuksirovannaya in Saint-Nazaire, the stern being built for the Russian Navy helicopter landing ship dock "Vladivostok" type Mistral, introduced in dry dock shipyard construction STX France, was docked with built there fore part of the ship. July 26, work began on the actual mix of both parts of the body.
- (C) photo sam7 / forums.airbase.ru (clickable)
All the work on the dock to be completed by the end of August.
Russia and France signed a contract for the joint construction of two ships of the "Mistral" for the Russian Navy in 2011. The deal amounted to 1.2 billion euros. It is expected that the first ship — "Vladivostok" — will join the Russian Navy in the autumn of 2014. Bookmark the second ship — "Sevastopol" — took place in France on June 18 of this year. Housing for this ship, the construction of which will deal with the "Baltic Plant", laid July 4, 2013. "Sevastopol" will give the Russian Navy in 2015.
The contract with France has an option to build another two helicopter type "Mistral" to Russia, but a concrete decision on the need to build ships and dates its beginning has been made.