FR Mistral class

Assault Carrier
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2005    


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.

Specifications

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160crew
450troops
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

Aircraft

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    Typical Max
FR French Army Light Aviation NHI NH90 TTH 160
FR French Army Light Aviation EC Tiger / Tigre 09

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Shipyards

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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 NavyL9015Dixmude2011--
EGEgyptian NavyL1010ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser2016--
EGEgyptian NavyL1020ENS Anwar El Sadat2016--

5 units


Events

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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
2009-aprOrderedFR L9015 Dixmude
2010LaunchedFR L9015 Dixmude
2010-janLaid downFR L9015 Dixmude
2011-aprDeploymentFR L9014 Tonnerre Operation Unified Protector
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
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






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