US media: the De Gaulle nuclear carrier will be in service until 2040.

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 US media: the De Gaulle nuclear carrier will be in service until 2040.


The first French aircraft carrier began serving in the period between the two World War, but for a long time, the French navy was behind the navy in the field of naval aviation. However, this situation has changed in the cold war, and now France has the most advanced aircraft carrier in the world besides the US Navy. How did France build its naval aviation? What is it doing now? Where will the next step go? The history of the French aircraft carrier A total of 4 aircraft carriers helped the French Navy develop naval aviation forces. The next step is a great step forward; France has built 2 steam launch and take-off conventional aircraft carriers, namely Clemenceau and FOXO. The two aircraft carriers, with a displacement of 30 thousand tons, were commissioned in 1961 and 1963 respectively, capable of carrying about 40 modern fighters. The third aircraft carrier, the much larger van den Den, was cancelled before the construction began. In the second half of the cold war, the Clemenceau and Fu Feng, which carried American F-8 Crusader fighters and later Dassault company super flag fighters, became the mainstay of the worlds second largest carrier. After nearly 40 years of hard service, the two ships retired and the next aircraft carrier, Charles Gaulle, came into power. The present situation of French naval aviation After 15 years of construction, Charles Gaulle was commissioned in 2001, 5. Charles Gaulle has a displacement of 42 thousand tons, which can reach 27 knots and can carry 40 fighters at most. It is the only carrier outside the United States Navy to use the way of steam ejection in the world, carrying the carrier aircraft including the Dassault companys gust fighter and the American E-2C Hawk Eye early-warning aircraft. The Charles Gaulle is also the only active nuclear powered carrier outside the US Navy. France also has 3 amphibious assault ships, that is, 3 northwest wind levels, northwest wind, Tornare and Dixie Meade. The 20 thousand tonne northwest air class amphibious assault ship can carry about 30 different types of helicopters. On the coast of Libya, the northwest wind grade amphibious assault ship also played a land strike, acting as a platform for the tiger attack helicopters to attack the Libya government positions. Photo: the French Navys foxu aircraft carrier was sold to the Brazil Navy after its decommissioning. (the picture comes from the network) Strategic basis Frances aircraft carriers have promoted Frances strategic security concept in many ways. From the beginning, the French Navy realized that its aircraft carrier might play a role in the high-intensity battle against the Soviet Union, so the carrier prepared for the task. Clemenceau and FOXO were equipped for nuclear deterrence, and so did Charles Gaulle. But France also considers itself responsible for its overseas colonies. The French aircraft carrier served in the Indochina war and the Suez canal incident. Over the past 20 years, the French aircraft carrier has made the greatest contribution in supporting multilateral military operations. The Clemenceau and Fu were all involved in multiple operations to support the United Nations Mission in Israel; the Clemenceau supported multinational forces in the 1991 Gulf War, and the Fu was in the Adriatic Sea and supported the air strikes and peacekeeping operations of the United Nations and NATO in the former Yugoslavia. In 2001, the Charles Gaulle nuclear carrier carried out many tasks in the waters near Afghanistan, often temporarily replacing the American aircraft carrier who was ordered to perform other tasks. It carried out tasks on the coast of Libya in 2011, and since 2015, it has carried out air strikes against extremist organizations of Islamic state in Syria. Picture: the Navys active De Gaulle aircraft carrier. (the picture comes from the network) The future of the French aircraft carrier In 2013, France cancelled the plan to build second aircraft carriers based on Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier. France and Britain are divided in terms of propulsion, and France will never be able to build an aircraft carrier using ski jump. However, the plan to abolish the second aircraft carrier was a violation of the basic principle of carrier procurement, because every time the De Gaulle was refurbished, France had actually lost a considerable part of its naval power. In fact, for now, this aircraft carrier has been renovated since February 2017. It is expected that the Charles Gaulle will be in service until 2040, and the French government has authorized a study of the construction of a substitute for its carrier - the new carrier may overlap with the last few years of the Charles Gaulle. Future aircraft carriers may retain nuclear propulsion systems, using electromagnetic ejection systems to carry conventional launch aircraft. Will France build two aircraft carriers? Britain has done so, and the French navy is often dissatisfied with the damage that Charles Gaulle had to endure during the renovation. But this largely depends on the financial and security situation of France in the late 2020s and early 30s, and these factors are extremely hard to predict. It is also unclear what aircraft the next generation of French carriers will be carrying. By 2040, gust fighters will be quite old, and the prospects for the French sixth generation fighter will remain unclear. conclusion Frances experience in the Charles Gaulle shows that only a carrier can play a role in a country like France. Almost all important military activities in France since 2001 (in fact, before this) have been carried out in the context of multilateral cooperation with other powers. This means that the Charles Gaulle can make a contribution and make an effective contribution, but it will not sacrifice the overall military strength of the coalition when it enters the renovation period. In fact, the northwest class amphibious assault ship also temporarily filled in the battle of Libya, filling the gap left by the Charles Gaulle entering the renovation period. Picture: the gust M carrier based fighter aboard the French Navy aircraft carrier. (source from the Internet) this article source: Reference News Network Editor: ye Zhi FA _NBJS6073 Picture: the gust M carrier based fighter aboard the French Navy aircraft carrier. (the picture comes from the network)