The Russian Helicopters company is ready to supply helicopter equipment necessary for the Mistral ships for Egypt, the company said Tuesday.
The company has a special helicopter, the Ka-52K, specifically for Mistral vessels.
Cairo and Paris signed a contract earlier this month for the purchase of two French-made Mistral-class helicopter carriers originally built for Russia.
Egypt emerged as France’s replacement customer for the Mistrals in September 2015, after Paris and Moscow formally terminated a 2011 deal on construction and delivery of the two ships. In November 2014, France suspended the contract, claiming Moscow’s alleged participation in the Ukrainian conflict.