DCNS: Russia's shipyards unable to build Mistral helicopter carriers

​​Photo taken in May 2014 of the first "Ivan Green" class boat built in Russia's Yantar Shipbuilding plant. Ten years after its construction started, it is still not finished.

There has been a few articles lately in Russian newspapers about Russian shipyards being able to buy the Mistral, would France decide not to deliver the war ships.

Alternative solutions for the Mistrals

Some solutions such as selling the Mistrals to NATO, the EU or even waiting to seize the Mistrals to pay the fine Russia owes in the Yukos case often appeared in the media these last months. Here are the most advanced propositions or articles about those:

1) European Union: Resolution/Proposal for the E.U to purchase Mistral ships:

Mistrals and Poland: All the markets France might lose

As Euronaval is going on, here is a good detailed reminder for the French government about each tender France might lose in Poland if it decides to go ahead and deliver the Mistral to Putin.

Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak explained on the 29th of September that Poland might prefer to chose the American Raytheon instead of the French MBDA/Thales as missiles shield supplier for an amount of 5.8 billion euros, would France decide to deliver the Mistrals to Russia.

Pologne et Mistrals: Tous les marchés que la France risque de perdre.

Le 29 Septembre, le ministre de la défense Polonais Tomasz Siemoniak expliquait qu'il pourrait préférer l'américain Raytheon face au Français MBDA/Thales pour la fourniture d'un système de défense anti-aérien d'un montant de 5.8 milliards d'euros si les Mistrals étaient livrés à la Russie.

Celui-ci n'a mentionné que le plus gros marché où la France est en compétition dans la course à la modernisation de l'armée polonaise. Voici le détail des autres appels d'offre que la France pourrait perdre en case de livraison des Mistrals à la Russie: