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  • 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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    FR French Navy NHI NH90 NFH 15

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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-mar-20DeploymentFR R91 Charles de Gaulle Operation Unified Protector Departed Toulon to lead Task Force 473 off Libya and participated in Operation Harmattan, joining with FS Forbin and FS Jean Bart which were already in theatre, on 22 Mar.
    2012-octDeploymentFR R91 Charles de Gaulle flagship for Mediterranean exercises, escorted by FS Jean de Vienne and HMS Northumberland.
    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 Toulon 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.
    2023-janDeploymentFR R91 Charles de Gaulle

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