France Outlines Future  Aircraft Carrier Design

A rendering of France’s new-generation aircraft carrier.
Credit: French Ministry of Defense
LYON, France—France’s “new-generation aircraft carrier” (PA-NG) project, aimed at replacing the in-service Charles de Gaulle in 2038, has entered a two-year preliminary study phase. In the next phase, from 2023-25, detailed design will be conducted, according to the country’s armament procurement...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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