Skip to comments.Russia And China Expand Their Arsenals Of Tyranny
Posted on 03/13/2014 12:23:22 PM PDT by raptor22
Military Power: While the Obama administration disarms, our adversaries in Moscow and Beijing are on the march, developing new weapons and increasing military spending by double digits annually.
As Russia continues to occupy Crimea and lays siege to the rest of Ukraine, it's preparing to take delivery of a French-built warship designed specifically to put Russian boots and their armor on the ground anywhere in the world on the order of Vladimir Putin.
As the Daily Mail reports, the first of two Mistral class helicopter carriers, the Vladivostok, has left the French port of St. Nazaire for sea trials in preparation for a fall 2014 delivery to Russia.
A sister ship, the Sebastopol named after a port in the Ukrainian region of Crimea that's been seized by Moscow is scheduled to be delivered late in 2015.
The ships have but one purpose to provide seagoing bases for Russian forces and give Moscow the option to intervene in foreign crises.
A Mistral class ship is capable of transporting and deploying 16 helicopters, four landing barges, up to 70 vehicles including 13 main battle tanks, and 450 soldiers. Each ship has a 69-bed hospital.
The two ships were part of a $1.6 billion deal signed in St. Petersburg, Russia, that raised eyebrows when it was struck on June 17, 2011. Their mission was designed shortly after the 2008 Russian invasion of Georgia.
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OBAMALATERAL DISARMAMENT PING
The ship mentioned is nearly complete, built in France, and bought only for its advanced technology. I’m sure pro-Putin Empire “conservatives” will be giddy at this latest success of Putin in his race to restore an evil empire.