As a partner of DCNS, DCI will be responsible for training in the vessel's operation alongside and at sea for 2 Russian crews (i.e. approximately 350 people).
This service comes under the scope of a contract signed by DCNS in June 2011 with the Russian Federation. It plans the supply to Russia of two Mistral type BPC with associated services including essentially initial logistics and training. This program is the largest ever undertaken by Russia and a western country in this field.
DCI-NAVFCO will be keen to transfer its know-how concerning the operation of a modern vessel.
This training will take place in Russia, then at Saint Nazaire (France) for practical training on board. It will start at the beginning of the first semester 2014 for a six-month period.
“We are delighted about this collaboration with DCNS for the Russian Navy”, said Admiral François Dupont, Executive Vice-President of DCI-NAVFCO.
“We are proud to note that once again our know-how has been sought and acknowledged, including by a nation with a very strong military and maritime tradition,” Dupont added.