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Akvizice lodí třídy Mistral Ruskou federací
Why Russia Wants to Buy Mistral Class Warships

Author(s): Jakub Harašta
Subject(s): Economic policy, International relations/trade, Security and defense
Published by: Univerzita obrany - Centrum bezpečnostních a vojenskostrategických studií
Keywords: Russian Armed Forces; Navy; Purchase of Military Technologies From the French Republic; Navy’s Mistral-Class Vessels; Acquisition; Amphibious Assault Ships

Summary/Abstract: The Russian armed forces are influenced by a new concept of possible armed conflict. At present, Russian forces are not preparing themselves to one massive conflict, as in the period of bi-polar world, but the main stress is put on power-projection, into the spheres of Russian interests, i. e. into post-soviet republics. The Russian armed forces ought to be able partake in three regional conflicts simultaneously. That’s why organizational and technological changes are presently in motion. The acquisition of French first Mistral-class vessels is an organic part of this process. The theme is particularly topical in the context of the current Ukrainian crisis.

  • Issue Year: 23/2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 106-111
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Czech