Landing Ship/Platform Dock Foudre class

Landing platform dock ships known as TCD (Transport de Chalands de Debarquement) in french service. Their main missions are the amphibious assault of infantry and armoured vehicles, mobile logistic support for naval forces and humanitarian missions providing hospital facilities for large-scale medical and evacuation operations. The flight deck can accommodate up to seven Super Puma helicopters having three landing spots whilest the hangar has capacity for two Super Frelon or up to four Super Puma.


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11300light (tn)
12400full load (tn)
168length (m)
23.50beam (m)
5.20draught (m)
11000range (nm)
21max speed (knots)
20800power (shp)
2Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick
3Missile Launcher Simbad twin launcher
3Naval Gun single 30 mm
1Naval Radar air search radar DRBV-21A Mars
1Naval Radar navigation radar Racal Decca RM 1229
1Naval Radar surface search radar Racal Decca 2459


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    Typical Max
FR French Navy SA SE3210 Super Frelon 02
FR French Army Light Aviation EC AS532UL Cougar 74
CL Chilean Navy SNIA AS332 Super Puma 07
BR Brazilian Navy EC EC725 Caracal 07

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FR DCNS - Brest - 2

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FRFrench NavyL9011FoudreFAFD - FD19902011
CL Chilean Navy LSHD-90 Sargento Aldea 2011--
FRFrench NavyL9012SirocoFASI19982015
BR Brazilian Navy G40 NDM Bahia 2015--

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1984-nov-5OrderedFR L9011 Foudre
1986-mar-26Laid downFR L9011 Foudre
1988-nov-19LaunchedFR L9011 Foudre
1990-dec-7CommissionedFR L9011 Foudre
1994-apr-11OrderedFR L9012 Siroco
1995-oct-9Laid downFR L9012 Siroco
1996-dec-14LaunchedFR L9012 Siroco
1998-dec-21CommissionedFR L9012 Siroco
2009-jan-17AircraftFR L9011 Foudre AS532 Super Puma crash off the coast of Gabon
2010-janDeploymentFR L9012 Siroco Operation Panlake sent to Haiti as part of International assistance programme following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake
2010-jun-13FR L9011 Foudre Participated with 100 years AERONAVALE with R91 Charles de Gaulle at Rade d Hyeres.
2011-jun-19HomeportFR L9011 Foudre Toulon
2011-dec-23DecommissionedFR L9011 Foudre
2011-dec-23Fate: transferedFR L9011 Foudre to Chile as LSHD Sargento Aldea
2011-dec-28CommissionedCL LSHD-90 Sargento Aldea ex L9011 Foudre
2015-julDecommissionedFR L9012 Siroco
2015-aug-7CommissionedBR G40 NDM Bahia
2016-aug-3AircraftBR G40 NDM Bahia First landing of a Seahawk done by N-3036

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