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Tactical Frog

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What about Charles de Gaulle carrier?Heard some 40+ corona +ve cases on it.

Has it returned to France?
You have heard right. The “Charles de Gaulle” is on its way to its home port Toulon. 40 sailors positive to corona. Whole crew will have to be quarantined. Really complicate days for navies !
 

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You have heard right. The “Charles de Gaulle” is on its way to its home port Toulon. 40 sailors positive to corona. Whole crew will have to be quarantined. Really complicate days for navies !
The ones enjoying this time are Submariners.

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Self quarantine.HA.

They are quarantined from rest of the world for life.
 

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Huge blow to french military.
Because of Chinese virus trained crew of aircraft carrier is suffering.
I hope they have a rapid recovery best wishes for them 😊🙏
Holy mother of shit.

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Well china is a threat to humanity.By the time this will be over,communist cough would have killed more people than war on terror did in 20 years.We are already at around 2 lakh deaths.
 

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Exclusive: France future nuclear powered aircraft carrier

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In October 2020, French Defense Minister Florence Parly announced that a new aircraft carrier was planned for the French Navy. It will have to replace the in service, but inevitably aging nuclear aircraft carrier “Charles de Gaulle” (R 91 Charles de Gaulle), which will have to be decommissioned in 2038 at the end of its service life.


And a few days ago – on December 8, 2020, French President Emmanuel Macron, in his speech at the headquarters of the French nuclear industrial corporation Framatome in Le Creusot, announced that the new aircraft carrier would be equipped with a nuclear power plant and revealed some details about this promising ship. “As you know, Charles de Gaulle will complete service in 2038. That is why I decided that the future aircraft carrier, which our country and our fleet will be armed with, will be nuclear, just like Charles de Gaulle … With this choice, we confirm our desire France to maintain its strategic independence. ”



Official renders of the new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for the French Navy. It can be seen that the ship has one island superstructure, shifted to the stern.

The design and construction of a promising aircraft carrier for the French fleet are carried out as part of the Porte Avion Nouvelle Generation (PANG) program. The French shipbuilding association Naval Group has been identified as the main contractor for the PANG program. According to official plans, the cutting of the first sheets of steel for the construction of the new French aircraft carrier should take place in 2025. Sea trials will be released in 2036, and commissioning is expected in 2038 when Charles de Gaulle will retire.




The new French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will be significantly larger than the Charles de Gaulle. Its total displacement is about 75 thousand tons, and the maximum length is about 300 m and a width of 80 m. The area of the aircraft hangar will be about 5000 square meters. m, and planes on the flight deck area – 16 thousand square meters. m. will be delivered by two onboard 40-ton aircraft lifts.

The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle entered service in 2001.
The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle entered service in 2001.
The new aircraft carrier is supposed to be equipped with advanced combat aircraft, which are being developed within the framework of the FCAS (Future Combat Air System) project, the lead developer is Dassault. Currently, the work on the project is at the stage of determining the technical appearance. By mid-2021, the developers will have to determine the key technologies that will be used in the new combat aircraft, as well as prepare its preliminary design.


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The ship will be able to carry 30 promising FCAS fighters, two or three AWACS and control aircraft Northrop Grumman E-2D Hawkeye and a number of UAVs and helicopters. A horizontal ejection take-off and horizontal landing system using an aerofinisher will be used to launch promising aircraft on the aircraft carrier. Aviation equipment will presumably be of American production – electromagnetic 90-meter catapults EMALS and AAG aerofinishers of the General Atomics corporation, the same ones are installed on the new American nuclear aircraft carriers of the Gerald R. Ford type.

The ship will be equipped with a Thales Sea Fire radar system with four fixed AFARs on the superstructure, and for self-defense it will be armed with PAAMS air defense systems with MBDA Aster anti-aircraft missiles, as well as several Thales / Nexter Rapid Fire 40-mm anti-aircraft artillery systems.

The flight deck area will be 16 thousand sq. m, 90-meter EMALS electromagnetic catapults, as well as AAG aerofinishers are provided to launch aircraft.

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The aircraft carrier’s power plant will include two nuclear reactors of a new type K22 with a thermal capacity of 220 MW each and three shaft lines with a total capacity of 80 MW, with propellers. The total generating capacity, including power generation, will be 110 MW. Thanks to such a power plant, the ship’s full speed will be 26-27 knots, like that of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier currently operating in the fleet. The crew of the new ship will be up to 2,000 people, including the personnel of the air group.

Recall that the only, at present, the French aircraft carrier “Charles de Gaulle” was commissioned into the fleet in 2001. The aircraft carrier’s displacement is 42 thousand tons with a length of 262 m, a width of 64 m and a height of 75 m. The ship is equipped with two nuclear reactors K15. It is capable of speeds up to 27 knots and has an autonomy of 45 days. Charles de Gaulle is armed with two 8-container launchers of Aster-15 anti-aircraft missiles and two 6-container launchers of Sadral anti-aircraft missiles. The ship’s air group can include up to 40 aircraft: AS-365 multipurpose helicopters, Rafal-M carrier-based fighters and E-2C Hawkeye long-range radar aircraft.
 

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It's kinda scary how we still have to improve our defences because we fear that our neighbors are improving their offences. I know so many money are spent on these things and that we are very proud of them... But I'd prefer if none of them are used.
 

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It's kinda scary how we still have to improve our defences because we fear that our neighbors are improving their offences. I know so many money are spent on these things and that we are very proud of them... But I'd prefer if none of them are used.
Instead of trying to outdo them militarily, I think we should make an alliance with our enemy (alleged). China's belligerent posture toward us isn't really due to any genuine conflict between our people or civilisation or religion.

They fear us going into US/UK/Europeans lap and that's not really unjustified fear. Us playing in Europeans' supremacist racist states will destroy both Indian and Chinese culture. They did it before and they are doing it again.

Just take a look into Europe's history of last 400-500 years and look into ours, the damage they (Europeans) have done to human kind and the destruction they laid upon natives in Africa, America, Asia, Australia etc is incomparable to China's. We need more interaction with Chinese people and the administration to better understand and enhance our partnership. If we can make an alliance with China, we will not need US/UK.

With just one asian (China) vote firmly in our side in UN and four European votes (US/UK/France/Russia) against us, we can deal with all of our regional threats with ease. CCP at the moment is the only capable counter force to European expansionism.

CCP China may be whatever but one thing is certain that they decided to take China right at the top never compromising their sovereignty even at the cost of countless civillian lives and all the allegations of human rights abuses they face, they kept racing ahead never allowing foreign propaganda to create rift among Chinese civillians while we have our land and people divided losing millions of lives creating conflicts from state of no conflict with our own people as well as our neighbours. Chinese policies and attitude has resulted in them acquiring and expanding their territories and now they have a large and safe borders.

Our policies divided our people, greatly shrinking Bharatvarsha's territory, losing countless lives, insecure borders relying on the same European coloniser's support to make the best of their conflict with the new superpower of the Century. We are vulnerable due to our mistakes. Our media houses as well as our governments and security agencies far easily compromised by those European pricks compared to China's.

I wish India could have achieved something similar, instead we joined hands with our colonisers. I blame Nehru (Visionless and power hungry) and Congress for our bad relation with China as well as the border mess. I am loooking into a future alliance with our ancient and more reliable neighbours than the ones who built/build their fortunes on our graves.

My mind says, they will definitely join hands with us if we try with caution or grab any opportunity/offer given to us and that's also the need of time and in the best interest of Bharatvarsha (भारतवर्ष ) aka Tianzhu (天竺 ) as well as Zhōngguó (中国) aka चीन. We will only rise by supporting each other.
 

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