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  • 2 February 2016

    Fighter jets aboard the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle have been conducting airstrikes against the Daesh positions in Syria since November 2015 while the carrier itself was positioned in the Persian Gulf. While the carrier is a powerful offensive ship it lacks armament to protect itself from attacks. That is where frigates and other ships of a […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    French Navy’s sole aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle has entered the water again after spending over 14 months in the dry dock as part of her mid-life upgrade. The aircraft carrier was refloated at the Toulon navy base on May 16 after entering the dry dock on February 8, 2017. FS Charles de Gaulle […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Rear Adm. Eric Chaperon, French Task Force 473 commander, and Rear Adm. Chris Grady, Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group commander and Commander Task Force 50, met aboard French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle (R-91) to discuss interoperability and integration between the two navies, April 8. Charles De Gaulle and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) have […]

  • 28 October 2016

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) wrapped up its mission of supporting the French Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group. Ross was part of a destroyer squadron in charge of protecting the aircraft carrier from attacks thereby enabling it to launch fighter jets to carry out airstrikes against ISIS strongholds in Syria. The U.S. […]

  • 22 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The French Battle Group (Task Force 473) and Combined Task Force 150, currently under French command, recently engaged in several interactions in the north Arabian Sea. While sailing to Goa, India, to take part in the Varuna naval exercise, French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle along with its battle group rendezvoused with the supply ship FS […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle has entered dry dock in the Toulon navy base to start its mid life refit. The undertaking will be led by DGA (French armament procurement agency), the French Navy’s Fleet Support Department and the aircraft carrier’s crew in collaboration with shipbuilder DCNS. If all goes according to plans, […]

  • 7 December 2015

    German Bundestag authorized the deployment of German troops and units against ISIS in Syria on December 4, 2015. The German Navy will support the French group assembled around the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle. The frigate FGS Augsburg will be sent to aid the aircraft carrier’s operations in Syria. FGS Augsburg is still […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Danish Navy frigate HDMS Niels Juel got underway from Naval Base Korsør en route to the Mediterranean Sea port of Toulon where it will join French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle for almost two months of training and operations. Denmark’s defense ministry expressed its interest in sending a warship to join the French […]

  • 17 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two groups of ships assembled around aircraft carriers from the navies of the US and France gathered in the Red Sea for a three-nation passing exercise (PASSEX) on April 15. France’s Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group, composed of Marine Nationale’s FS Charles De Gaulle (R 91), F70AA-class air defense destroyer FS Forbin (D 620), […]

  • 3 July 2012
    Training & Education

    While conducting coalition training in the Mediterranean Sea July 2, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) received a call of a downed French aircraft operating from the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91). Upon notification, a Carrier Airwing 7 airborne helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5, embarked on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, […]

  • 23 November 2015

    French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed that the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle would be ready to start operations against ISIL on Monday, November 23. The ship was sent to Syrian waters last week as part of a regular French Navy Arromanches 2 mission which is in its eighth iteration. The carrier already performed preparational exercises […]

  • 14 July 2016

    French president Francois Hollande said the French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle would be sent back to the Middle East this fall to reinforce the fight against ISIS terrorists. The president also said there was a possibility for France to send additional ground troops for training and support to take back Mosul, in Iraq, […]

  • 21 December 2015

    The French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) took charge of U.S. Navy’s Commander Task Force 50 on December 20 to conduct first airstrikes against ISIL as the CTF 50 flagship. When the FS Charles de Gaulle entered what is known as the U.S. 5th fleet area of operations on December 7, it […]

  • 8 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A French flag officer embarked in the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle took command of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Task Force 50 on December 7. The commander will be leading coalition naval strike operations for Operation Inherent Resolve, the purpose of which is “to fight and ultimately destroy” the ISIL terrorist organization. […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Four Royal Navy officers have spent the winter with the task group of France’s flagship Charles de Gaulle on her key deployment to the Gulf.   A Lynx pilot, a fighter controller – who directed Rafale and Super Étendard jets – and two staff officers joined the carrier task group for three months as part […]

  • 8 November 2018

    The French Navy’s sole aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle has been returned to the navy after a mid-life refit, Naval Group said. As informed, the vessel will now start ramping up its systems before returning to its operational cycle in early 2019. The 1.3 billion euro renovation of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, […]

  • 9 August 2011

    France’s aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will next week return home for maintenance from its mission supporting NATO airstrikes on Libya… (brecorder) [mappress] Source: brecorder, August 9, 2011;

  • 24 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The French defense ministry will launch a study phase to look into the replacement of the French Navy’s sole aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle, defense minister Florence Parly announced October 23 at the Euronaval conference. The minister said the study phase would span 18 months during which the navy and the defense ministry will […]

  • 24 August 2016

    The German Navy will, once again, send the Bremen-class frigate Augsburg to support the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle in the fight against Daesh in Syria. FGS Augsburg will be part of the carrier’s strike group which is in charge of ensuring the carrier operations are not interrupted by outside threats based on the […]

  • 17 December 2015

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer, HMS Defender, has now officially joined the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle in the Middle East in the fight against Daesh. The warship met with the carrier in the Indian Ocean with the goal of enhancing its capabilities in the fight against terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French Navy’s Fleet Support Service (SSF) signed off on the completion of the intermediate refit of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle after six months’ work by DCNS. From hull to combat system, without forgetting compliance tests to the latest environmental standards, communications suite modernisation or the refurbishment of the accommodation and recreation areas, […]

  • 16 December 2015

    The German frigate is currently on a mission to support the French aircraft carrier in his efforts against the Islamic State terror group in Syria. The two ships recently conducted a replenishment at sea maneuver with the U.S Navy’s replenishment oiler USNS Laramie. After the maneuver was complete, a helicopter embarked on FGS Augsburg landed […]

  • 25 September 2012
    Training & Education

    DCNS has signed a €221 mln (approx $285.1 mln) contract with the French Navy’s Fleet Support Service (SSF) to provide through-life support services over the next four years for nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. The contract calls for comprehensive through-life support services through until mid-2016, including three layups, ensuring the vessel’s operational availability. The contract […]

  • 12 May 2011

      The French military on Monday rejected allegations that its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier left migrants to die in the Mediterranean Sea… (monstersandcritics) [mappress] Source: monstersandcritics, May 12, 2011;

  • 5 March 2019

    French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle got underway from its homeport in Toulon on Tuesday, March 5, to start Clemencau 2019 – its first operational deployment since 2016. The carrier got underway after completing carrier strike group and flight trials, following an 18-month mid-life overhaul. The aircraft carrier will operate as part of […]

  • 27 February 2015

    HMS Kent made history this week when she became the first British warship to sail into the Persian Gulf as part of a joint UK/French carrier strike group. At 42,000 tonnes the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle is the pride of the French Navy and on her current deployment she is being escorted by […]

  • 10 June 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) met up with the task group assembled around French Navy aircraft carrier, FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91), for a series of exercises in the Andaman Sea on June 7. FS Charles de Gaulle was accompanied by French anti-submarine destroyer FS Latouche Treville (D 646), anti-submarine […]

  • 16 March 2015

    Australian supply ship, HMAS Success, has supported a French Carrier Battle Group during a recent transit through the Gulf of Aden, providing logistic support. The vessel, known affectionately as the Battle Tanker, was tasked to accompany the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its Task Force in February. Success cooperated with ships from different […]

  • 29 May 2019

    French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle has arrived in Singapore where the French defense minister will be taking part in the Shangri-La Dialogue from May 31 to June 2. Singapore’ Changi Naval Base is the farthest port call of the aircraft carrier’s deployment as part of operation Clemencau 2019, which started in March this […]