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Re: Charles de Gaulle (R91)
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 03:37:33 PM »


120701-N-RY232-335 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 1st, 2012) - French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91) sails in the Mediterranean Sea, July 1. Dwight D. Eisenhower is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. IKE deployed as part of Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG), which includes CSG 8, IKE, guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), the seven squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, and Destroyer Squadron 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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Re: Charles de Gaulle (R91)
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2017, 12:09:04 AM »
Navy Recognition - 20 April 2017
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The French Navy (Marine Nationale) sole aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is in dry dock since February 2017 for its mid-life refit following 15 years of operational deployments during which it was involved in most of the international conflicts in which France took part (Afghanistan, Libya, Levant) and in particular three times since January 2015. This major overhaul focuses on three main elements: The combat management system of the vessel, the carrier air wing facilities and the ship management systems.


Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle during its mid-life refit in the Vauban dry dock at Toulon naval base

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Re: Charles de Gaulle (R91)
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 09:22:35 AM »
French Aircraft Carrier Out of Dry Dock - Refit Work Continues Afloat | Navy Recognition - 17 May 2018
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The French Navy (Marine Nationale) aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle was taken out of its dry dock on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The vessel was berthed at Toulon naval base where the refit work will now continue afloat. Charles de Gaulle entered the dry dock on February 8, 2017 for its mid-life refit.

ccording to the French Navy, refit work will now continue afloat "for a few more months". From propulsion to the combat system, to the aircraft maintenance workshops, all facilities are being serviced to make the aircraft carrier operational again for the next two decades.

During this mid-life refit, the combat management system, air wing facilities (with a transition to a "100% Rafale" fighter air wing), ship management systems and more have been (or are still being) overhaul or modernized.


Aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle was taken out of its dry dock on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. French Navy picture.

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Re: Charles de Gaulle (R91)
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 04:32:04 PM »
France mulls new aircraft carrier: minister
Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-23 23:11:27|Editor: yan

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/23/c_137553172.htm

PARIS, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- French defense minister Florence Parly on Tuesday announced 18-year-study to build a new aircraft carrier taking into account advanced technologies to replace the flagship vessel Charles de Gaulle.

"The Charles de Gaulle will need a successor. The first step, which starts today, is the study phase to determine what and how we want our future aircraft carrier to be. We have given ourselves 18 months," Parly said in a speech at a defense exhibition in Paris.

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In service since 2001, Charles de Gaulle completed 18-month mid-life upgrade and it would return to sea in the first quarter of 2019, according to the minister.

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Re: Charles de Gaulle (R91)
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2019, 06:31:07 AM »
French aircraft carrier headed for drills with Indian counterpart, “largest bilateral exercise ever”
April 15, 2019

https://navaltoday.com/2019/04/19/french-aircraft-carrier-headed-for-drills-with-indian-counterpart-largest-bilateral-exercise-ever/

French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle and its carrier strike group are set to sail to India where they will be joined by Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya and other units for what was described as the largest naval exercise between the two countries ever.

The drill, which is scheduled to start early May, was first reported by the Times of India, citing Indian defense ministry sources.

The bilateral engagement is part of the longstanding Varuna exercise, which was first organized between the two countries in 1993. The last time the exercise was held off the coast of France was 2017.

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