R99 Foch

FR French Navy

2001 to present - BR Brazilian Navy - A12 NAeL Sao Paulo    

1963 to 2000    


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Flight Deck: F
Call Sign: FBQA


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History of FR R99 Foch

1957-nov-15Laid down
1983-sep-22DeploymentLBoff Lebanon Multi-National Force Operation Offcut launched air raids on Syrian positions at Dahr al Baydar and Ain Dara to the south east of Beirut. Remained on station until relieved by FS Clemenceau in Oct 1983.
1992Refituntil 1993, to fit ski-jump
1995Refitmodifications until 1997, to enable Rafale-M operations
2000-nov-15Decommissionedand sold to Brazilian Navy

History of BR A12 NAeL Sao Paulo

2000-nov-15Commissionedin Brest
2000-nov-15Refituntil Jan 2001 in Brest (FR): refit for Brazilian service
2004steam catapult exploded causing damage and casualties
2005RefitBRArsenal de Marinha major refit at Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro, until Jul 2009
2012-febpropulsion problems and fire during sea trials
2013Aircraftwhile alongside in port, hosted deck landing training by HS-1 new MH-16.



    from Clemenceau class
32780full load (tn)
265length (m)
31.70beam (m)
8.60draught (m)
7500range (nm)
32max speed (knots)
1Naval Radar air search radar DRBV 23B
2Naval Radar fire direction radar DRBC 31
2Naval Radar fire direction radar DRBC 32
2Naval Radar height finding radar DRBI 10
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar DRBV50
1Sonar hull mounted and towed sonar AN/SQS-505



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