Friday, March 16, 2012

French Naval Warship Charles De Gaulle Sets Sail

Courtesy of Wolfgang and the UDXF newsgroup:

Aircraft carrier CHARLES DE GAULLE sails from Toulon to start one-month deployment to the Mediterranean as part of a work-up to regain full operational readiness after yard period. Initially conduct air group training and in second phase will be joined by other warships (CHEVALIER PAUL, DUPLEIX, MONTCALM, JACOUBET, MEUSE), establishing a complete carrier battle group for complex exercises which are supposed to bring about operational validation.

Blog Editor Note: Keep an eye on 8453.0 kHz Stanag 4285 mode for french naval traffic.