January 12 2011
New shipyards are expected to be built near St. Petersburg specifically for the construction of Mistral-class helicopter carriers under a French license, according to a Russian defense industry source cited by RIA Novosti.
Under a deal announced last month, two Mistrals will be jointly built by France and Russia at the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, with another two to be constructed in Russia.
Construction of the first warship in France is expected to begin 36 months...
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