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  • FR Mistral class

    Assault Carrier


    Assault Carrier Mistral class

    Projection and command ships ( Batiments de projection et de commandement, BPC ) have a flight deck with 6 landing spots and a 885m2 well deck for 2 LCAC hovercraft type landing craft.


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    16500light (tn)
    21300full load (tn)
    199length (m)
    32beam (m)
    6.30draught (m)
    12675range (nm)
    18max speed (knots)
    20400power (shp)
    4Naval Engine diesel
    2Naval Engine electric motors
    2Missile Launcher Simbad twin launcher
    2Naval Gun single 30 mm


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        Typical Max
    FR French Army Light Aviation NHI NH90 TTH 160
    FR French Army Light Aviation EC Tiger / Tigre 09
    FR French Navy Schiebel Camcopter S-100 20
    EG Egyptian Air Force RusHeli Ka-52 08

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    


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    FR Chantiers de l Atlantique - 2
    FR DCNS - Brest - 3

    List of Ships

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    FRFrench NavyL9013MistralFAMI2006--
    FRFrench NavyL9014TonnerreFATO2007--
    FRFrench NavyL9015DixmudeFADX2011--
    EGEgyptian NavyL1010ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser2016--
    EGEgyptian NavyL1020ENS Anwar El Sadat2016--

    5 units


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    2001-janOrderedFR L9013 Mistral
    2001-janOrderedFR L9014 Tonnerre
    2003-jul-10Laid downFR L9013 Mistral
    2003-aug-26Laid downFR L9014 Tonnerre
    2004-oct-6LaunchedFR L9013 Mistral
    2005-jul-26LaunchedFR L9014 Tonnerre
    2006-dec-18CommissionedFR L9013 Mistral
    2007-aug-1CommissionedFR L9014 Tonnerre
    2007-aug-2HomeportFR L9014 Tonnerre Toulon
    2008-oct-4DeploymentFR L9014 Tonnerre Exercise Joint Warrior 08-2 participated in bi-annual multi-national exercise off Scottish coast, until 17 Oct
    2008-oct-8Port VisitFR L9014 Tonnerre at Tail o the Bank anchorage off Greenock during JW08-2
    2009-aprOrderedFR L9015 Dixmude
    2010LaunchedFR L9015 Dixmude
    2010-janLaid downFR L9015 Dixmude
    2011-aprDeploymentFR L9014 Tonnerre Operation Unified Protector off Libya with embarked Helicopter Group, including ALAT Gazelles 3849/GAH and 4136/GBT.
    2011-may-18DeploymentFR L9013 Mistral IMDEX Asia 2011 Present for IMDEX Asia 2011 exhibition
    2011-junOrderedEG L1020 ENS Anwar El Sadat
    2011-decCommissionedFR L9015 Dixmude
    2012-feb-1Laid downEG L1010 ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser as Russian Vladivostok
    2013-jun-18Laid downEG L1020 ENS Anwar El Sadat as Russian Sevastopol
    2013-oct-15LaunchedEG L1010 ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser
    2014-feb-8AircraftFR L9015 Dixmude US Marine MV-22 Osprey lands on french warship for first time
    2014-nov-20LaunchedEG L1020 ENS Anwar El Sadat
    2015-sep-15EG L1010 ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser Acquired by Egypt
    2015-sep-15EG L1020 ENS Anwar El Sadat Acquired by Egypt
    2016-jun-2CommissionedEG L1010 ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser
    2016-sep-16CommissionedEG L1020 ENS Anwar El Sadat
    2016-oct-3DeploymentFR L9013 Mistral Exercise Emerald Move 2016 Participated in Tyrrhenian Sea exercise
    2017-febDeploymentFR L9013 Mistral Hosted 845 NAS A Flt Merlins for 5 month assignment from mid Feb 2017 to 24 Jul. Significantly, this included a passage through the South China Sea.
    2017-apr-15Port VisitFR L9013 Mistral visited Ho Chi Minh City for a week, in company with FS Courbet, as part of the 2017 Vietnam-France defence cooperation plan. Embarked contingent of UK RN and RM personnel present, in addition to 2x 845 NAS Merlin HC.3
    2017-may-27Port VisitFR L9013 Mistral weekend visit to Darwin, in company with FS Courbet.
    2017-sep-12DeploymentFR L9014 Tonnerre Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations depart to Caribbean with 1 NH90 and 2 Puma (including DBJ) for Hurricane Irma and Jose relief efforts. Returned to Toulon on 24 Oct.
    2018-feb-27DeploymentFR L9015 Dixmude departed Toulon for 5 month Pacific deployment, including 2 Wildcat from 847 NAS (ZZ410 and ZZ389) embarked. Significantly, this included a passage through the South China Sea.
    2018-apr-13FR L9015 Dixmude in Malaysia during Jeanne d’Arc exercise deployment
    2018-apr-22Port VisitFR L9015 Dixmude 3 day visit to Jakarta, in company with HMS Albion and FS Surcouf. Departed 25 Apr.
    2018-oct-17AircraftFR L9015 Dixmude 130 km off Dunkirk, NH90 1332 accident
    2019-oct-4DeploymentFR L9014 Tonnerre Exercise Joint Warrior 19-2 Participated in JW19-2. Flagship of CJEF in Ex Griffin Strike, part of JW19-2.
    2021-may-11DeploymentFR L9014 Tonnerre Participated in multi national Exercise Jeanne D’Arc 21, with RAN, JMSDF and US Navy units.
    2022-apr-20Port VisitFR L9015 Dixmude visited Lisbon

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