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Saturday, February 07, 2015

Safran upgrades the Charles-de-Gaulle


The French Navy's flagship aircraft carrier, Charles-de-Gaulle, which has been on mission since January 2015, is now fitted with new navigation and optronics equipment supplied by Sagem (Safran).

Capable of carrying up to 40 aircraft, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle has been conducting in the interest of France GAN (aeronaval group) operations around the world for 15 years.

Under the project management of the DGA1, and the prime contractor DCNS, the vessel's refit includes a number of onboard devices supplied by global optronics and maritime navigation specialist Sagem (Safran): the navigation and alignment system, intelligence systems and a number of landing aids.

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