Nuclear Option For France’s Future Carrier

French aircraft carrier concept
France has the capability and competencies to build its new big-deck carrier but will have to lean on the U.S. for the electromagnetic catapult technology to launch aircraft.
Credit: Naval Group concept
France has committed to building a nuclear-powered replacement for its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier that will fly the tricolor on the high seas in the 2040s and beyond. The Charles de Gaulle is currently just halfway through its operational life, but Paris thinks it is prudent to begin...

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