Egypt Just Agreed To Buy Two Giant French Warships Originally Promised To Russia
French and Egyptian officials have negotiated a $1.06 billion price tag for the two Mistral Warships, which are expected to be delivered to Egypt in March 2016.
Why Are the French Selling Russian Weapons To Egypt? Mistral Saga, Part Deux
The failed French warship deal with Russia takes a new, strange turn as France tries to sell them to Egypt, becoming a Russian arms broker in the process.
If the US Won't Sell You Weapons, France Might Still Hook You Up
More than simply an economic boon, major French arms deals with Middle Eastern countries make for complex international politics — full of nationalism, opportunism, and moral compromise.
France and Russia Finally Reach Deal Over Suspended Warship Delivery
France will “fully reimburse” Russia for the aborted sale of two massive Mistral helicopter-carrying amphibious assault ships, the sale of which was suspended over the Ukraine crisis.
France Says It Will Pay Back Russia If the Mistral Warship Deal Falls Through
President Hollande has said he would refund $1.3 billion to Russia if it fails to meet France’s conditions for the delivery of two helicopter carriers.
The Russia-France Warship Deal Is Turning Into a Total Mess
France has some difficult decisions to make over the sale of two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to Russia.
France May — or May Not — Begin Delivering Warships to Russia in the Coming Days
The contract to sell the ships has been marred by controversy since July, when the European Union strengthened sanctions against Russia over the escalating crisis in Ukraine.
European Countries Stop Russian Arms Sales to Embarrass France
Russia faces a bump in its rearmament program as Europe cancels defense contracts to Moscow — but France is still figuring it out.
Why Is France Building Warships For Russia?
France has effectively found itself forced to arm a potential adversary in order to maintain its own ability to arm itself.