France Begins New Carrier Discussions

Charles de Gaulle
Credit: U.S. Navy
France has formally launched studies for a future aircraft carrier to replace the nuclear-powered Charles de Gaulle. The 18-month, €40 million ($46 million) study will examine the architecture and technologies required for the successor ship, which was announced formally by French defense minister...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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