FR Charles de Gaulle class

Aircraft Carrier (Nuclear Powered)


Aircraft Carrier (Nuclear Powered) Charles de Gaulle class


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41000full load (tn)
261.50length (m)
64.40beam (m)
8.50draught (m)
27max speed (knots)
83000power (shp)
2Naval Engine nuclear - pressurised water reactor
2Missile Launcher Sadral six cell launcher
8Naval Gun Nexter (GIAT) F2 single 20mm
1Naval Radar air search radar DRBV-15 Sea Tiger
1Naval Radar air search radar DRBV-26 Juptier
1Naval Radar fire direction radar Thales Arabel


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FRFrench NavyR91Charles de GaulleFBCG2001--

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1986-feb-3OrderedFR R91 Charles de Gaulle
1989-apr-14Laid downFR R91 Charles de Gaulle as FS Richlieu
1994-may-7LaunchedFR R91 Charles de Gaulle
2000-sepCommissionedFR R91 Charles de Gaulle operational Apr 2001
2001-decDeploymentFR R91 Charles de Gaulle to Jul 2002, Operation Enduring Freedom
2005-jun-24DeploymentFR R91 Charles de Gaulle Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Present at Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, off Ryde Sand anchorage
2005-jul-1Port VisitFR R91 Charles de Gaulle Present at International Festival of the Sea 2005, Portsmouth
2007-sepRefitFR R91 Charles de Gaulle deep maintenance of PWR and refuelling, installation of new satellite communications and C2 systems
2010-apr-9Port VisitFR R91 Charles de Gaulle from 9 to 11 April Cuxhaven Germany. on board 1 Dauphin 313, serveral Super Etendard, Rafale, E2C
2010-jun-13FR R91 Charles de Gaulle Participated with 100 years AERONAVALE with D620 Forbin; L9011 Foudre; F221 Hessen; A135 RFA Argus; R-11 Principe de Asturias; CG-60 USS Normandy; CVN-75 USS Harry S. Truman at Rade d Hyeres
2011-aprDeploymentFR R91 Charles de Gaulle Operation Unified Protector Participated in Operation Harmattan, with FS Forbin and FS Jean Bart as part of the carrier group.
2015-feb-23DeploymentFR R91 Charles de Gaulle deployed to the Gulf to support USS Carl Vinson carrier group in international operations against ISIS in Syria. On completion in mid-Apr, headed for Goa in Indian Ocean.
2015-nov-18DeploymentFR R91 Charles de Gaulle Opération Chammal departed Touon to join French TF473 in operations against ISIL Daech in Iraq and Syria, arrived in thaeatre on 22 Nov.
2017-feb-8RefitFR R91 Charles de Gaulle entered dry dock for Mid Life Refit (includes nuclear fuel replacement). Refloated 17 May 2018, due to complete 2019.

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