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France decided to build an aircraft carrier for future SCAF aircraft

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The French leadership made a fundamental decision on the need to build a new aircraft carrier, which should become a platform for placing the aircraft of the future.


This was announced by Defense Minister Florence Parley, finally confirming the intention to launch a program to create a new ship, which was named PANG. According to her, the new aircraft carrier is supposed to be built by 2038 to replace the Charles de Gaulle, which is currently in service.

The project is overseen personally by President Emmanuel Macron. Under his supervision, an industrial group was created, consisting of French companies, which will have to create the main elements of the new ship. Its ranks include the Naval Group (shipyard), Thales (supplier of electronic systems), MBDA (arms manufacturer), Dassault Aviation (responsible for the aircraft wing) and TechnicAtome (nuclear reactor).

Details about the design and characteristics of the aircraft carrier are planned to be made public at the end of this year. Its cost is not yet known. However, it is clear that it will not include the costs of the program to create a new aircraft SCAF (Système Aérien de Combat Futur - combat system aviation future). Only for the production of the demonstrator was allocated 3 billion euros. Work on it is being carried out jointly by France, Germany and Spain.

Experts believe that the large dimensions of SCAF (by a third in comparison with the Raphael) will lead to the fact that the aircraft carrier will be larger than the Charles de Gaulle. In this regard, it is expected that its displacement will be 70 thousand tons, length 280 m (instead of 42 thousand tons and 261 m). This will allow the installation of electromagnetic catapults, the takeoff with the support of which, in comparison with steam ones, requires a longer runway.
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  1. KAVBER
    KAVBER 21 October 2020 14: 24
    -19 qualifying.
    Let them build and the larger the size, the better, it will be easier to get into it.
  2. Machete
    Machete 21 October 2020 14: 29
    +2
    Is Macron going to sit until 2038?
    It will be merged in the next election.
    The new president will close the shop. It is expensive for the EU to maintain an army. And, already, aircraft carriers are like a feast during the plague. In our case, the coronavirus.
    1. aleksejkabanets
      aleksejkabanets 23 October 2020 10: 03
      +1
      Quote: Machete
      It is expensive for the EU to maintain an army. And, already, aircraft carriers are like a feast during the plague. In our case, the coronavirus.

      The army (navy) defends the economic interests, in this case, of French corporations in third countries. So, there is a direct connection with the economy. Well done Frenchmen, they are building an aircraft carrier for a promising aircraft. I wonder who will build us or them faster?
  3. newcomer
    newcomer 21 October 2020 14: 36
    +2
    I don’t know about the aircraft carrier itself, but "SCAF" in the rosy dreams should appear at 40. And this hodgepodge from the participating countries threatens to repeat the fate of Eurofighter, which was expected as the lord of heaven, but turned out to be so-so, mediocre.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 21 October 2020 14: 49
      +3
      As Khoja Nasreddin used to say:
      - We hammered the peg, it remains to buy a donkey!))) laughing
      1. the Saint
        the Saint 21 October 2020 15: 33
        -1
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        As Khoja Nasreddin used to say:

        As the fox used to say in a fable with annoyance:
        "Well!
        At a glance, he is good,
        Yes green - no ripe berries:
        Immediately you’ll nag your mouth. ”
    2. Sergey39
      Sergey39 21 October 2020 15: 53
      -3
      May this "Wardrobe" never fly.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 21 October 2020 17: 00
        0
        May not be in time, before the collapse of the EU then.
  4. fn34440
    fn34440 21 October 2020 14: 48
    -7
    It is interesting how many mosques this aircraft carrier is equipped with, because the feelings of believing military sailors must be respected. Will they not fight on Fridays? Will the new recruits from "Charlie Hebdo?"
    1. the Saint
      the Saint 21 October 2020 15: 36
      -5
      What for? Numerous Chechens and Ramzan, mired in luxury, feel good, for he has nowhere to go to pay tribute from Russia.
      And the wrong Chechens flee to France for benefits and to cut the heads of the infidels, who will not go to serve in the Navy anyway.
      1. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis 21 October 2020 22: 06
        0
        Quote: el Santo
        it is good for Ramzan, mired in luxury, for he has nowhere to go to pay tribute from Russia.

        Kadyrov keeps his fellow tribesmen in check. Yes, he is a khan. But this khan crushes the rest of the bais. And if that Moscow can give it to be torn apart by these "peaceful" buyers and nukers. He knows it. Serves right.
        1. the Saint
          the Saint 21 October 2020 22: 13
          -3
          Yes, you will have to pay further, and it’s good, if not 300 years, as it was already under the old kings and princes.
          1. Xnumx vis
            Xnumx vis 21 October 2020 22: 24
            0
            First, Chechens are citizens of Russia. Secondly, Kadyrov collects tribute from his fellow tribesmen, which he is allowed, as the main Chechen bai. Third, Russia allocates money to raise the standard of living not only in depressed Chechnya, but also in the Crimea, the North Caucasus, Donbass, South Ossetia, Transnistria .. Just as your American friends support Poland, Israel, the Baltic states, feed Ukraine and Georgia .. and other peoples and peoples crawling on their belly before the Americans. And also the princelings of these peoples and the presidents appointed by the USA ..
            1. the Saint
              the Saint 21 October 2020 22: 39
              -4
              My "American friends and patrons" wink three times saved my country from hunger and disease, and once saved from a cruel military defeat.
              And with the Mongol enslavers, as with the Chechens, we also lived in one state, which in different periods was called differently - the Golden Horde - the most popular and famous.
              1. Xnumx vis
                Xnumx vis 21 October 2020 22: 57
                0
                Is it really Ukraine? Your country ..bu ha ha !!!!!! laughing
  5. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 21 October 2020 14: 51
    -9
    Aircraft carriers are a wonderful easy-to-kill target in a big war and a means of dictating in relatively peacetime in remote corners of the world against the underdeveloped natives. Who are the French going to enslave?
    1. Rubi0
      Rubi0 21 October 2020 15: 36
      -1
      Yes, at least in the former colony of French Guiana, order to maintain and protect their cosmodrome, otherwise they suddenly believe in their exclusivity and begin to invent all sorts of Guianan languages ​​like Kazakh, Ukrainian, etc.
    2. the Saint
      the Saint 21 October 2020 15: 39
      -3
      It is these very underdeveloped aborigines on 1/8 of the land that they are going to enslave, as the TV tells me every day and around the clock.
    3. Sergey39
      Sergey39 21 October 2020 15: 55
      0
      Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
      Who are the French going to enslave?

      Its population. These projects require a lot of money.
    4. Vladimir Mashkov
      Vladimir Mashkov 23 October 2020 12: 48
      0
      Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
      Aircraft carriers are a wonderful easy-to-kill target in a big war and a means of dictating in relatively peacetime in remote corners of the world against the underdeveloped natives. Who are the French going to enslave?

      I am perplexed! It’s just interesting, WHAT were those guided by those who fiercely minus my comment with the generalized point of view of many experts on the prospects for the use of aircraft carriers. Or did I just have an influential ill-wisher (enemies) who can (s) easily (can) "lower" the unwanted ones?
  6. askort154
    askort154 21 October 2020 15: 04
    +1
    Work on it is being carried out jointly by France, Germany and Spain ...
    ..... According to her, the new aircraft carrier is expected to be built by 2038 to replace the current Charles de Gaulle in service.


    Old Europe understands that it is enough to be vassals of the USA. They are still timid, but still say - it's time for Europe to have its own army. It began to dawn on them that while they were fond of tolerance and liberalism, the United States was preparing to make them "cannon fodder" in its confrontation with Russia and China. But for some reason, Italy is not on this list?
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 21 October 2020 15: 57
      0
      So yes, but so far nobody has canceled tolerance and liberalism for Europe.
  7. Thrifty
    Thrifty 21 October 2020 15: 11
    -2
    Yankees will shake their used aircraft carriers for a third of the price! Until 2038, France has a chance to become a "purely Arab state", which means that the aircraft carrier is from the Shaitan wassat
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 21 October 2020 16: 38
    0
    An interesting move. And then what will they cut, planes or an aircraft carrier? In fact, there are still no exact performance characteristics of the aircraft of the future, and the aircraft carrier is already beginning to plan, with a margin or something
  9. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 21 October 2020 17: 50
    +1
    How is the principal solution? Those. we need a new aircraft carrier. The plane, however, is not yet, neither size nor weight. There is no working catapult. But we observe the principles)))
  10. Koval Sergey
    Koval Sergey 21 October 2020 19: 22
    17
    They need this avik for overseas territories. Colonizers all the same.
  11. iouris
    iouris 21 October 2020 20: 36
    0
    Where two or three revolutions take place in a century, an aircraft carrier will never be built. It seems that we'll start downloading soon.