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French Defense Ministry presented data on a new nuclear aircraft carrier

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France has decided to disclose data on its new aircraft carrier, which it has yet to build and has published a detailed construction program. The data was presented to the French Ministry of Defense.


According to the published information, the construction of the new generation aircraft carrier will be carried out at the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire in western France. It is planned to use a large-block assembly. The aircraft carrier should be completed by 2036, after which it will be tested in Normandy. It should enter service by 2038 and replace the only aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the French Navy.

The displacement of the ship will be 70 thousand tons, the crew - 1100 people, as well as 700 people from the air wing. The aircraft carrier will receive a nuclear power plant and electromagnetic catapults.

The carrier-based version of the French Rafale-M fighter, rather than the American F-35C fighters, will form the basis of the new aircraft carrier's air wing. To adapt the Rafale M to the American EMALS-type electromagnetic catapults, which are planned to be equipped with an aircraft carrier, the carrier-based fighter will undergo a series of tests in the United States.

Note that for the French Rafale M fighters, takeoffs from American aircraft carriers will not be the first. In 2018, the aircraft carrier George HW Bush (CVN-77) received French fighters, which made a number of sorties together with American AWACS E-2C aircraft.

It is planned that the new aircraft carrier in the future will take on board new aircraft created under the SCAF program (Système Aérien de Combat Futur - system of combat aviation future).
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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 16 2021 12: 20
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    The description is very impressive. Maybe such an exchange will turn out.
    1. Trapp1st
      Trapp1st April 16 2021 12: 28
      +2
      The description is very impressive.
      What exactly impressed you? Catapult in '38, Rafale or 70 tons displacement? How impressionable you are)
      1. lucul
        lucul April 16 2021 12: 45
        +5
        What exactly impressed you? Catapult in '38, Rafale or 70 tons displacement

        Rafale in 2038+))))
        1. Trapp1st
          Trapp1st April 16 2021 12: 59
          +5
          Rafale in 2038+))))
          You can upgrade the Newport 17)
          1. Piramidon
            Piramidon April 16 2021 14: 11
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            Quote: Trapp1st
            You can upgrade the Newport 17)

            Tom doesn't even need a catapult.
            1. Paranoid50
              Paranoid50 April 16 2021 16: 51
              +2
              Quote: Piramidon
              You can upgrade the Newport 17)

              Tom doesn't even need a catapult.

              Need-needed - for a simultaneous mass start. An entire squadron is thrown out in one throw. fellow
      2. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter April 16 2021 23: 39
        -1
        Quote: Trapp1st
        What exactly impressed you? Catapult in '38, Rafale or 70 tons displacement? How impressionable you are)

        Do you not perceive irony? Wrote the same "by description"! Nuclear, relatively small, has its own air wing and electromagnetic catapults. And to replace "De Gaulle", which, IMHO, they still do not sew the mare's tail ...
    2. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer April 16 2021 17: 47
      +1
      Yeah, will replace "de Gaulle" near the pier in the naval base toulon)))
  2. knn54
    knn54 April 16 2021 12: 22
    -5
    If the French budget by this time does not devastate aid to migrants.
  3. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA April 16 2021 12: 30
    +5
    The main desire of the French to have their own aircraft carrier is control over the overseas territories and the coastal countries of Africa controlled by the French.
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa April 16 2021 14: 51
      +3
      Quote: CommanderDIVA
      The main desire of the French to have their own aircraft carrier is control over the overseas territories and the coastal countries of Africa controlled by the French.

      May be so. BUT!
      It seems to me that Makrushnik was imbued with the idea of ​​liberalism right up to the tonsils and fulfilled Uncle Sam's command: - "To the leg!"
      Therefore, according to Washington / NATO strategy, shallow shavens and paddling pools should hold back our fleet in the Atlantic while the Yankees deal with the hunfuz. And note: the British and guardians have no doubts that the avics are needed, although both powers have submarines, SSBNs, cruise missiles, and a serious NK. But to ensure the combat stability of forces at sea, they still need a "floating" airfield. Well, at least you be Skomorokhov three times: - needed, and that's it!
      And not anyhow, but an atomic 70-thousander, with an e / m catapult and a serious air wing.
      AHA.
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 16 2021 12: 41
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    Here is a new reason for debate on the forum on the topic of why the goat is a boyan, that is, why does Russia need an aircraft carrier. .. lol
    1. lucul
      lucul April 16 2021 12: 46
      -7
      Here is a new reason for debate on the forum on the topic of why the goat is a boyan, that is, why does Russia need an aircraft carrier.

      Yes, of course you need it, only the costs balance the advantages))))
      The French have all the amers' technologies, they don't need to reinvent the wheel.
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 April 16 2021 17: 58
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        Quote: lucul
        The French have all the amers' technologies, they don't need to reinvent the wheel.

        Well, if it was "not necessary", why would you have gathered to dig for so long? Until 2038 ... Kohl even the "ancient" Rafali (after 20 years) were going to put on it ...
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 April 16 2021 12: 44
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    French Defense Ministry presented data on a new nuclear aircraft carrier
    Okay, they'll build it ... whenever.
  6. Gust
    Gust April 16 2021 12: 47
    -5
    from when they build, then we'll talk. And then while some declarations will be built, designed, adapted, everything in the future tense .. lol
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 April 16 2021 13: 08
      +6
      Well, they bake frigates like pies. Here is a new modification with an increased number of SAMs up to 32. At 19 they lowered them - in the summer they are accepted.



      But in 19, the laid down ship is already being completed afloat. Descent November 2020.

      The radars and the mast are already being installed in February. According to the plan, by the end of the year, bring it to testing, and in the summer of 2022, delivery.

      In total, French shipyards built 10 frigates for themselves. Egypt and Morocco since 2009. The pace is average but nonetheless.

      And they also built a bunch of Govindas for export, for a couple of days the article was about Argentina, where they dreamed of dozens of Sushki, 22160, corvettes and other submarines. So France is already selling ships to Argentina, for 320 million euros, partly from the Argentine budget, partly on credit from Credit Agricole, Natixis and Banco Santander (well, according to the Ukrainian helicopter scheme in general). The head corvette Piedrabuena was the first ship received by the Argentine Navy in 30 years.
      1. Gust
        Gust April 16 2021 16: 16
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        It was such a trolling of our local skeptics, he quoted their maxims; 0) But seriously, the new avik now and the new then are two big differences. Ask Gerald Ford and Queen Elizabeth about the pace of commissioning.
  7. V1er
    V1er April 16 2021 13: 10
    +5
    Here are the stupid unfortunate French. They haven't read the articles on VO. You would know that aircraft carriers are not needed. (sarcasm)
    1. Vladimir1155
      Vladimir1155 April 16 2021 16: 58
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      Quote: V1er
      aircraft carriers are not needed.

      certainly not needed ... unless they are going to help the Americans attack peaceful weak countries and kill women and children for the profit of international financial and industrial groups
      1. V1er
        V1er April 16 2021 17: 41
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        The aircraft carrier is not a weapon to attack the banan countries. A tool. A mobile floating airfield, the aviation of which can perform the functions of air defense, anti-aircraft defense and anti-ship defense.
        1. Vladimir1155
          Vladimir1155 April 16 2021 21: 59
          -1
          Quote: V1er
          tool

          what tool?
          Quote: V1er
          functions of air defense, anti-aircraft defense and anti-ship defense.

          can be performed more efficiently by coastal aviation and coastal missile systems, as well as by underwater systems and submarines
          1. V1er
            V1er April 17 2021 09: 28
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            what tool?

            An instrument of defense against the enemy fleet.
            can be performed more efficiently by coastal aviation and coastal missile systems

            Coastal aviation is an extremely necessary and effective thing. But she solves the problem of the defense of the coast. Moreover, an aircraft carrier can quite efficiently solve these tasks, since it is not limited by location and time, and its combat radius. The airfield, near the coast, is a stationary thing and depends on many factors.
            1. Vladimir1155
              Vladimir1155 April 17 2021 09: 44
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              the aircraft carrier is extremely limited in everything, its combat radius is narrowed by the possibility of covering coastal aircraft, ASW frigates and submarines ... because the alleged enemy has a wide range of weapons to destroy an aircraft carrier .. in general, an aircraft carrier is a tasty and defenseless target, it can only be used against a country that does not have no fleet and aviation
  8. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat April 16 2021 19: 02
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    Reasonable. Better old, but flying "Rafale" than a new flightless penguin, which will not be able to fly by 2030, 2038 and 2300, because it does not fly.
  9. Snusmumrik
    Snusmumrik April 18 2021 10: 56
    -1
    This is why Avik? Catch African migrants?