A Voice of Malaysian by Gill S Manjit
this is one of 2 Warships that were custom built for the Russian Navy. France decided not to deliver them due to the Russian backed Crimea Occupation and later the Sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU for supporting So called rebel forces in the Ukraine war. The reason why this ship is so expensive is because France had to pay a very high Penalty clause for not Delivering them to Russia.
So again we see Malaysia the Nation being Shortchanged by the Powers to be. Question that need to be cleared up first is WHO are the Middle-men and HOW MUCH WILL THEIR COMMISSION? Will there be some Billion Dollah Windfall "DONATION" from some FRENCHMAN this time around?
If I am not mistaken these ships are also supposed to be able to break through froxen Artic seas and they are Customised for Attack Helicoptors.
BTW these 2 French Mistral-Class Warship were each priced at EU600 million each and due to the NON sale to Russia, could be very much cheaper. Do the maths How much this deal is actually worth.