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France completed the repair of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle

After 15 months of overhaul in the dry dock of the Naval Group in Toulon, the only French naval aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle went to sea for sea trials, reports resource Meretmarine.

The repairs and modifications carried out are designed to operate the ship for the next 20 years.

During the work, among other things, recharging of both nuclear reactors K15 of the main power plant was carried out. The ship also replaced the DRBV-15 radar for general detection with Thales SMART-S multi-function radar, installed a new Terma navigation radar, an updated state identification system IFF NG and an Artemis panoramic detection system.

Tests will last several weeks. The power plant, other components and assemblies of the ship, equipment for the landing deck, armament, radar and so on will be tested.

It is expected that the aircraft carrier will be fully operational at the start of the 2019 of the year.

According to the resource, “Charles de Gaulle”, built in the DCN arsenal (DCNS) in Brest, became part of the French Navy in May 2001. The first medium repair was carried out in 2007-2008 years, also in Toulon.

For all the time of operation from the deck of the ship more than 41 thousands of ejection launches of aircraft were made.
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  1. dr.star75
    dr.star75 17 September 2018 17: 05
    "both K15 nuclear reactors of the main power plant were recharged." - we have almost the same, poured ash from the stove. wassat
  2. tatarin_ru
    tatarin_ru 17 September 2018 17: 14
    The repair is completed, but only at the beginning of 2019, i.e. only after half a year and that is not a fact.
    By this moment, everything will end in Syria, he won’t be able to enter the Sea of ​​Azov - they were late in general and missed everything. The news is irrelevant laughing
    1. avt
      avt 17 September 2018 17: 16
      joined the French Navy in May 2001. The first average repair was carried out in 2007-2008 also in Toulon.
      wassat Lame apparatus however. The Franks have quite good submarines for themselves, but with the above-water, they have a bad-ass.
      1. Hole puncher
        Hole puncher 17 September 2018 17: 26
        Quote: avt
        here with the surface they have a bya-ah-ah

        Gloated legless over the lame ...
        1. Kurare
          Kurare 17 September 2018 17: 47
          Quote: Puncher
          Gloated legless over the lame ...

          Well said! hi
          Of course, a lot of the French got it in him. He came out very raw from them, although very advanced. I personally really like the concept of such an aircraft carrier.
          All diseases on it will not be cured, but experience will be gained!
      2. dr.star75
        dr.star75 17 September 2018 17: 33
        They have a lame one, but on nuclear batteries, and ours on fuel oil! One cruise around Europe, and the catalyst clogged up ......
        1. Comrade Beria
          Comrade Beria 17 September 2018 19: 12
          Well, tell us how you could get from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean in a nuclear reactor without violating the Montreux Convention.

          Tongue wagging many are strong, but how about business?
          1. dr.star75
            dr.star75 17 September 2018 19: 20
            Quote: Comrade Beria
            how could one get from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean in a nuclear reactor without violating the Montreux Convention.

            To whom? Kuze? Globe of Ukraine in your hands.
      3. Rurikovich
        Rurikovich 17 September 2018 20: 14
        Quote: avt
        Lame apparatus however

        Come on, Karharodon, stop scumbagging wink But the paddling pools are proud owners of an atomic pepelats, which is not even close to being observed in other commensurate owners of floating tin cans. Certainly not an anthill from "Nimitz", but your own! Small, proud, but his own wassat
        Ps (minus not mine) soldier drinks
      4. mvg
        mvg 17 September 2018 22: 00
        Are horizons no longer quoted?
    2. ANCIENT
      ANCIENT 17 September 2018 17: 49
      the Yankees will rekindle a new slaughter in another part of the world, and the French will go to fight for the interests of the United States.
  3. san4es
    san4es 17 September 2018 17: 44
    This overhaul was focused on three main elements: the ship’s combat control system, carrier air wing facilities and ship control systems.
    Modernization of the combat system includes:
    1 / modernization of the combat control system SENIT 8 (CDS) DCNS, which is the heart of the CMS and combines ship sensors with effectors (weapon systems).
    2 / new multifunctional workplaces in the Center for Combat Information (CSI): 25 new workplaces plus a cooperative (touch screen) tactical table in the middle.
    3 / Installation of new digital networks, computer racks and data servers, as well as a new "cybersecurity" solution from DCNS, which was recently presented at Euronaval.
    4 / Replacing an old DRBJ-11B surveillance radar? on the Thales multi-function 3D radar SMART-S Mk2.
    According to Thales, SMART-S Mk2 is the latest 3D multi-beam radar. It operates in the S-band and is optimized for mid-range surveillance and target designation /
    5 / replacement of the old navigation radar DRBN-34, on the SCANTER 6002
    The Scanter 6002 naval surveillance radar is a fully coherent solid-state radar with software-defined functionality.
    6 / Installation of the new IRST system (ARTEMIS infrared search system is the most advanced cooled IRST and provides high performance of short and long-range IRST, against asymmetric and conventional threats).
    7 / Installation of a new electro-optical system: EOMS NG by Sagem (Safran): two systems will be installed. According to Sagem, EOMS NG provides automatic 360 ° detection, identification and capture by short-range missiles of all ground and air targets, from anti-ship naval missiles to fast attacking ships (FIAC).
    ANCIENT 17 September 2018 17: 51
    and you see, even Frenchmen don’t even think about it, like why do we need an atomic aircraft carrier, unlike our liberals.
    1. Henderson
      Henderson 17 September 2018 23: 41
      The French first set up their economy and secured a decent standard of living. Therefore, they can afford
  5. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 17 September 2018 18: 14
    Twenty years old!? I am tormented by vague doubts, considering how much this ship stood in repairs before. God forbid that I would swim at least a couple of years.
    1. nuguma20051980
      nuguma20051980 17 September 2018 19: 08
      And how many years did he stand?
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 26 September 2018 19: 03
        And you go, at least Wikipedia and see how much he was on the move, and how many are under repair.
  6. Ros 56
    Ros 56 17 September 2018 19: 05
    I don’t understand why the French aircraft carrier, especially the one where they gathered to fight and with whom? C'mon, we would have led an independent policy, and so on the rehearsals of the striped, which you please.
    1. Comrade Beria
      Comrade Beria 17 September 2018 19: 15
      Themselves asked a question, they themselves answered smile
      1. dr.star75
        dr.star75 17 September 2018 19: 23
        Why do we need it?
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 17 September 2018 19: 37
          Read my comment again.
          1. dr.star75
            dr.star75 17 September 2018 19: 40
            I.e. and we do not need?
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  7. Samara_63
    Samara_63 17 September 2018 22: 09
    France is not a maritime power ...
    1. Henderson
      Henderson 17 September 2018 23: 42
      That Russia ordered her Mistral.
  8. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 19 September 2018 09: 33
    Small, lame, but there))
    And something the military of France do not bother with the concept of using an aircraft carrier. There is - and okay.