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France: after 18 months the "Charles De Gaulle" aircraft carrier is operational
First mission to the Indian Ocean
The "Charles de Gaulle", the only nuclear aircraft carrier built outside the United States, has sailed today from the port of Toulon, where it remained for 18 months to allow the "mid-life" modernization work to be carried out. The flagship of the French fleet will carry out a mission that will pass through the Eastern Mediterranean and that will end in the Indian Ocean, necessary to evaluate the improvements...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency