Military Forum for Russian and Global Defence Issues


    French Navy: News

    Share
    avatar
    Militarov

    Posts : 5554
    Points : 5595
    Join date : 2015-09-02
    Location : Serbia

    Re: French Navy: News

    Post  Militarov on Wed May 04, 2016 11:13 pm

    Dupuy de Lôme, French SIGNIT ship visited Rhodes today:







    avatar
    Militarov

    Posts : 5554
    Points : 5595
    Join date : 2015-09-02
    Location : Serbia

    Re: French Navy: News

    Post  Militarov on Thu May 05, 2016 1:58 am

    French Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft:









    360deg images: http://visites.colsbleus.fr/visites/atl2.html
    avatar
    Militarov

    Posts : 5554
    Points : 5595
    Join date : 2015-09-02
    Location : Serbia

    Re: French Navy: News

    Post  Militarov on Thu May 05, 2016 1:59 am

    Militarov wrote:French Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft:









    360deg images: http://visites.colsbleus.fr/visites/atl2.html

    Here you can find bunch of other ships, aircraft, helicopters... same 360deg coverage:

    http://visites.colsbleus.fr/index.html
    avatar
    max steel

    Posts : 2967
    Points : 2998
    Join date : 2015-02-12
    Location : South Pole

    Re: French Navy: News

    Post  max steel on Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:30 pm

    V-22 Osprey Tilt Rotor Aircraft Tested Aboard French Navy Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle




    The test campaign was used to validate the following:
    - The landing and take-off
    - The parking with engines running
    - The refuelling of the tilt-rotor aircraft
    - The foalding of rotors and wings
    - The towing of the Osprey with the flight deck tractors
    - The tying down of the V-22 on the flight deck
    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 10641
    Points : 11118
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: French Navy: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:38 am

    French Aircraft Carrier to Return to Anti-Daesh Mission in Persian Gulf

    http://sputniknews.com/military/20160714/1042926261/french-aircraft-daesh-persian-gulf.html


    _________________
    "There's no smoke without fire.", Georgy Zhukov

    avatar
    max steel

    Posts : 2967
    Points : 2998
    Join date : 2015-02-12
    Location : South Pole

    French Navy retires Super Etendard

    Post  max steel on Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:52 pm

    French Navy retires Super Etendard




    France's naval aviation (Aéronavale) officially retired the Super Etendard Modernisé (SEM) maritime strike aircraft from service on 12 July.

    The final five aircraft, which were flying with the Flottille 17F, will be kept in long-term storage, although the possibility of seeing them back in flight seems unlikely.

    The SEM entered service in 1978 with the French Navy and later benefited from several upgrade programmes, culminating with the Standard 5, which was implemented on 35 aircraft. The Aéronavale started working on the withdrawal of the SEM several years ago when it was decided to stop maintaining an industrial maintenance-level capability. In October 2015 eight airframes were still available and they were all embarked on the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle , together with 18 Dassault Rafales, for Operation 'Chammal' against the Islamic State. Three aircraft reached their end of life when Charles de Gaulle returned to Toulon in March, leaving only five in flying condition.

    The SEM's withdrawal leaves the service with a 100% Rafale M fighter force. Of the 48 aircraft delivered since 2001, four have been lost through accidents. Three are flying in St Dizier (together with Armée de l'Air aircraft) within the Rafale conversion unit and a fourth is allocated to the Hyères-based naval test centre. That leaves 40 aircraft available for Flottilles 11F, 12F and 17F, all based in Landivisiau, French Brittany. The average allocation is 12 aircraft per flottille.

    Flottille 17F has already started to train its pilots and technicians on the Rafale, but the unit will not be considered fully operational before 2018. This will include the unit regaining its nuclear strike capability with the ASMP-A missile: a capability lost from the SEM over the last decade.

    An all Rafale fleet will greatly ease operations on board Charles de Gaulle . The navy aims to embark two flottillas at the same time, with the third one remaining in Landivisiau for training and recovery.
    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 10641
    Points : 11118
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: French Navy: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:09 pm

    The construction program of the French Barracuda type submarines faces delays

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2177760.html


    _________________
    "There's no smoke without fire.", Georgy Zhukov

    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 10641
    Points : 11118
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: French Navy: News

    Post  George1 on Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:40 am

    Look promising French frigate FTI

    On passing in Le Bourget near Paris international naval exhibition Euronaval 2016 French shipbuilding association DCNS and the General Directorate of Arms (Direction Generale des Armaments - DGA) of the Ministry of Defence of France October 18, 2016 with the participation of French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made a formal presentation "Blueprint" of long-term "average" French Navy frigate program for Frégate de Taille Intermédiaire (FTI)



    The "average" frigate of the French Navy for FTI was announced in the "White Paper on Defense" in 2013 and was officially implemented in 2015. Preliminary design and vehicle systems have been approved by the Investment Committee of the Government of France October 5, 2016, to determine the cost of the program at 3.8 billion euros. Development is carried out jointly ship DGA, DCNS and the group Thales. Anticipated construction of five frigates such as FTI, which should replace the 5 French Navy frigates of La Fayette type. Thus, it was supposed to support the strength of the French Navy frigates of 15 units - two ships of Horizon project, eight ships of FREMM type and five types of FTI (even after the sale of a French frigate FREMM Egypt in 2015. These plans are in limbo). To reduce the FTI should be "middle" class frigate displacement of 4000 tons, smaller in size than the currently constructed 6,000-ton frigates FREMM.

    Issuance of a contract for the construction of the lead ship association DCNS is expected in the first quarter of 2017 with delivery to the fleet in 2023, and commissioning of all five units - in 2030, although according to some French commentators these terms are overly optimistic.

    Promulgated on Euronaval 2016 "conceptual design" frigate FTI demonstrates futuristic appearance the ship is relatively similar in architecture to the new USS Zumvalt c "talus" "vodoprorezayuschey" bow. This architecture DCNS marketed under the brand BELH @ RRA c offer an export version of the frigate for the international market, where the French manufacturer intended them to repeat the market success of the family frigate La Fayette.

    It is reported that the frigate FTI should have a displacement (apparently standard) 4250 tons, a length of 122.25 m. The combined power plant Combined Diesel and Diesel scheme (CODAD) should include four diesel engines and four diesel generators with a total capacity of 32 MW, providing speed full speed to 27 kt and a cruising range of economic progress up to 5000 miles. The ship should be placed 150 people, including 110 full-time crew and air group of 15 people. The hangar is provided basing class helicopter NH90 helicopter and a drone. The frigate will also carry a small boat bystrospuskaemy special purpose ECUME and semi-rigid boats.

    Project arms ship FTI includes two chetyrehkonteynernye launchers of anti-ship missile systems MBDA Exocet MM40 Block 3, 16 vertical launchers, Sylver A50 for anti-aircraft missiles Aster 30 (can accommodate longer UVLM Sylver A70 instead of A50), 76-mm universal artillery installation Oto Melara ( Leonardo) Super Rapid (with the possibility of placing instead of 127-mm artillery installation), two 20-mm remote-controlled artillery Nexter Narhwal, several 12.7-mm machine guns, two twin 324-mm torpedo tubes and two launchers protivotorped.

    Electronic weapons of frigate FTI consists of an integrated radar system Thales SeaFire with four fixed antennas AFAR, automated command and control system series DCNS SETIS, two electro-optical surveillance systems Sagem PASEO, podkilnoy CEO Thales Kingclip Mk II and towed CEO Thales CAPTAS-4. The ship will be equipped with advanced EW and RTR. Part of the range of radio equipment has to be selected.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2197641.html


    _________________
    "There's no smoke without fire.", Georgy Zhukov

    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 10641
    Points : 11118
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: French Navy: News

    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:13 am

    Helicopters of the French Navy NH90 suffer from corrosion of metal

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2403237.html


    _________________
    "There's no smoke without fire.", Georgy Zhukov

    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 10641
    Points : 11118
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: French Navy: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:39 am

    French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle began average repair

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2425227.html


    _________________
    "There's no smoke without fire.", Georgy Zhukov

    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 10641
    Points : 11118
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: French Navy: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:40 pm

    Le Pen has promised if elected president to build a second aircraft carrier for the French Navy

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2458446.html


    _________________
    "There's no smoke without fire.", Georgy Zhukov

    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 10641
    Points : 11118
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: French Navy: News

    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:06 am

    The delivery of the head French Barracuda submarine is postponed to 2020

    As Michel Cabirol writes in the article titled "Trois ans de retard pour le sous-marin nucléaire d'attaque Barracuda", published by La Tribune, instead of bringing aboard the Barracuda-class nuclear submarine in 2017, then in 2019, to the French Submariners need to wait until 2020. Only then they will be able to dive into the sea depths aboard the Suffren submarine. According to the official document of the Ministry of Economy of France, due to production difficulties, the delivery schedule was revised and optimized. Therefore, the order of the fifth nuclear submarine moved to 2018, although the deadline was not revised, equipment with a long production cycle was ordered for this boat in 2017. Order of the sixth building is planned for 2019, and equipment with a long production cycle for him was also ordered in 2017.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2934477.html


    _________________
    "There's no smoke without fire.", Georgy Zhukov

    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 10641
    Points : 11118
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: French Navy: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:50 pm

    The delivery of the head French nuclear-powered submarine of Barracuda type is postponed to 2020

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2934477.html


    _________________
    "There's no smoke without fire.", Georgy Zhukov


    Sponsored content

    Re: French Navy: News

    Post  Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:24 pm