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SSBN Le Triomphant 3 S616 Le Triomphnat 1997 12640/14335t, 138.0x12.5x10.7m, 1reactor, 2steam turbo-generators, 1electric motor, 41500hp(pump jet), /25kts, 111p, 500m(max); 16 M45/TN75 SLBM, 4-533mm TT(18 SSM Exocet SM39, F17, L5); CDS: SEAO/OPSMER, SET, radar: DRUA-33, sonar: DMUX-80, EW: ARUR-13/DR-3000U, DL
S617 Le Téméraire 1999
S618 Le Vigilant 2004
SSN Rubis 6 S601 Rubis 1983 2410/2670t, 73.6x7.6x6.4m, 1reactor, 2steam turbo-generators, 1electric motor, 9500hp, /25kts, 66p, 300m; 4-533mm TT(14 Exocet SM39 SSM, L5, F17); CDS: OPSMER, TIT, radar: type 1007, sonar: DMUX-20, EW: ARUR-13/DR-3000U, DL
S602 Saphir 1984
S603 Casabianca 1987
S604 Emeraude 1988
S605 Améthyste 1992
S606 Perle 1993

PRINCIPAL SURFACE COMBATANTS

CVN Charles de Gaulle 1 R91 Charles de Gaulle 2001 40600t, 261.5x64.4x8.7m, 2reactors, 2steam turbines, 83000hp, 28kts, 1908p+800troops; 2x16 Sylver SAM VLS(32 Aster-15), 2x6 Sadral SAM(12), 4x1-20mm Giat, 39aircraft(20 Super Etendard, 12 Rafale M, 3 E-2C Hawkeye, 2 SA-360 Dauphin, 3 SA-321 Super Frelon), hangar(138.5x29.4x6.1m), 2 C-13-3 catapults, 3 Mk7 arresting gears, 2 deck-edge elevators, 500-1000t aviation ammunition, 3600t aviation fuel; CDS: SENIT8, radar: DRBJ-11D/E, DRBV-26D, DRBV-15D, 2x DRBN-34A, NRBP-20A, Arabel, sonar: SLAT, EW: ARBR-21, 2x DIBV-2A, 2x ARBB-33, 4x Sagaie, SLAT
CVH Jeanne d`Arc 1 R97 Jeanne d`Arc 1964 13270t, 182.0x25.5x7.3m, 2boilers, 2steam turbines, 40000hp, 26.5kts, 6000(15)nm, 506p+162; 2x3 Exocet MM38 SSM(6), 2x1-100mm M64, 4x1-12.7mm MG, 4 AS-565MA helicopters (or 8 SA-321G Super Frelon as helicopter landing ship); radar: DRBV-22D, DRBV-51, 2x DRBN-34A, DRBC-32A, SRN-6, sonar: DUBV-24C, EW: ARBR-16, ARBX-10, 2x Syllex
DDG F-67 2 D610 Tourville 1974 6100t, 152.8x16.0x5.7m, 4boilers, 2steam turbines, 58000hp, 32kts, 5000(18)nm, 301p; 2x3 Exocet MM38 SSM(6), 1x8 Crotale Navale SAM(26), 1x1-100mm M68, 2x1-20mm Giat, 2-533mm TT(10 L5), 2 Lynx Mk4 helicopter; CDS: SENIT3, radar: DRBV-26, DRBV-51B, 2x Decca 1226, DRBC-32D, sonar: DUBV-23, DSBX-1A, DSBV-62C, EW: ARBR-16, ARBB-32, 2x Syllex
D612 De Grasse 1977
F-70A/A 2 D614 Cassard 1988 5000t, 139.0x14.0x6.5m, 4diesels(2), 43200-47600hp, 29-29.5kts, 8200(17)nm, 245p; 2x4 Exocet MM40 SSM(8), 1x1 Standard SAM(40 Standard SM-1MR), 2x6 Sadral SAM(39), 1x1-100mm M68, 2x1-20mm Oerlikon, 2-533mm TT(10 L5), 1 AS-565 helicopter; CDS: SENIT8, radar: DRBJ-11B, DRBV-26C, 2x DRBN-34A, 2x SPG-51C, DRBC-33A, sonar: DUBA-25A(D614) or DUBV-24C(D615), EW: ARBR-17Bm DIBV-1A, ARBB-33, 2x Dagaie, 2x Sagaie, SLQ-25 Nixie
D615 Jean Bart 1991
Horizon 2 D620 Forbin 2008 7050t, 152.9x20.3x5.4m, 2gas turbines/2diesels, 62560/11700hp, 29kts, 7000(18)nm, 195p; 2x4 Exocet MM40 SSM(8), 1x48 Sylver SAM VLS(16 Aster-15 + 32 Aster-30), 2x6 Sadral SAM(12), 2x1-76mm OTO Melara Super Rapid, 2x1-20mm Giat, 2x2-324mm TT(4 MU90), 1 NH-90 helicopter; CDS: EUROSYSNAV, radar: S-1850 DRBV-27, EMPAR, 2x SPN-753, NA-25XP, sonar: TUS4110CL, EW: Elite, DIBV-2A, Sigen, 2x NGDS, SLAT
D621 Chevalier Paul 2009
F-70ASW 7 D640 Georges Leygues 1979 4500t(D640-643)or4580t(D644-646), 139.0x14.0x5.9m, 2gas turbines/2diesels, 46200/12800hp, 30kts, 8500(18)nm, 235p; 2x2 Exocet MM38 SSM(4, D640, 641)or 2x4 Exocet MM40 SSM(8, D642-646), 1x8 Crotale Navale SAM(26), 2x6 Sadral SAM(12), 2x2 Simbad SAM(12, D644-646), 1x1-100mm M68, 2x1-30mm Breda-Mauser(D640-643)or 2x1-20mm Oerlikon(D644-646), 4x1-12.7mm MG, 2-533mm TT(10 L5), 2 Lynx Mk4 helicopters(D641-646); CDS: SENIT8(D640-643) or SENIT4(D644-646), radar: DRBV-26(D640-643) or DRBV-15A(D644-646), DRBV-51C, 2x Decca 1226, DRBC-32E(D640-643) or DRBC-33A(D644-646), sonar: DUBV-23D(D640-643) or DUBV-24C(D644-646), DUBV-43B/C, EW: ARBR-17, ARBB-32B, 2x Dagaie
D641 Dupleix 1981
D642 Montcalm 1982
D643 Jean de Vienne 1984
D644 Primauguet 1986
D645 La Motte-Picquet 1988
D646 Latouche-Tréville 1990
FFH La Fayette 5 F710 La Fayette 1996 3700t, 125.0x15.4x5.9m, 4diesels(2), 21100-23228hp, 25kts, 7000(15)nm, 151p+15; 2x4 Exoset MM40 SSM(8), 2x8 Aster 15/30 SAM (16, can be fitted), 1x8 Crotale Navale SAM(24), 1x1-100mm M68, 2x1-20mm Giat, 2x2-324mm TT(MU90, can be fitted), 1 AS-565SA Panther or SA-321 Super Frelon or NH-90 helicopter; CDS: TAVITAC-2000, radar: DRBV-15C, 2x DRBN-34A, Castor-2J, sonar (can be fitted), EW: ARBR-21, ARBB-33, 2x Dagaie
F711 Surcouf 1997
F712 Courbet 1997
F713 Aconit 1999
F714 Guépratte 2001
Floréal 6 F730 Floréal 1992 2950t, 93.5x14.0x4.3m, 4diesels(2), 8820hp, 20kts, 10000(15)nm, 86p+24; 2x1 Exocet MM38 SSM(2), 2x2 Simbad SAM(16?), 1x1-100mm M68, 2x1-20mm Giat, 1 AS-565MA Panther helicopter; radar: DRBV-21A, 2x DRBN-34A, EW: ARBR-17, 2x Dagaie
F731 Prairial 1992
F732 Nivôse 1992
F733 Ventôse 1993
F734 Vendémiaire 1993
F735 Germinal 1994
FF A-69 9 F789 Lieutenant de Vaisseau Le Hénaff 1980 1330t, 80.5x10.3x5.5m, 2diesels, 12000(F789, 790, 792-797) or 14400(F791)hp, 23(F789, 790, 792-797)or 24(F791)kts, 4500(15)nm, 90p; 4x1 Exocet MM40 SSM(4), 1x2 Simbad SAM(8?), 1x1-100mm M68, 2x1-20mm Giat, 4-533mm TT(L5), 1x6-375mm Mk54 ASRL(F789-791, 795, 797); CDS: OPSMER, radar: DRBV-51A, Decca 1226, DRBC-32E, sonar: DUBA-25, EW: ARBR-16, 2x Dagaie, SLQ-25 Nixie
F790 Lieutenant de Vaisseau Lavallée 1980
F791 Commandant L`Herminier 1986
F792 Premier-Maître L`Her 1981
F793 Commandant Blaison 1982
F794 Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacoubet 1982
F795 Commandant Ducuing 1983
F796 Commandant Birot 1984
F797 Commandant Bouan 1984

PATROL AND COASTAL COMBATANTS

PCO Lapérouse 1 P675 Arago 1991 1100t, 59.0x10.9x3.6m, 2diesels, 2500hp, 15kts, 5200(12)nm, 30p; 2x1-12.7mm MG; radar: Decca E250, sonar: DUBM-21C/42
Flamant 3 P676 Flamant 1997 374t, 54.8x10.0x2.2m, 2diesels, 7952hp, 22kts, 4500(12)nm, 19p; 2x1-12.7mm MG; radar: 2x Bridgemaster 250
P677 Cormoran 1997
P678 Pluvier 1997
Espadon 50 1 P679 Grèbe 1991 410t, 52.0x9.8x2.8m, 2diesels, 4410hp, 23kts, 4500(12)nm, 19p+24; 2x1-12.7mm MG; radar: Decca 1229
Sterne 1 P680 Sterne 1980 380t, 49.0x7.5x2.8m, 2diesels, 4340hp, 20kts, 4900(12)nm, 18p; 2x1-12.7mm MG; radar: Decca 1229
Albatros 1 P681 Albatros 1967 2800t, 84.8x13.5x5.6m, 2diesel-generators, 2electric motors(1), 3046hp, 15kts, 12000(15)nm, 46p+16; 1x1-40mm Bofors, 2x1-12.7mm MG, helicopter platform; 200t cargo; radar: 2x DRBN-38A
P400 10 P682 L`Audacieuse 1986 477t, 54.5x8.0x2.5m, 2diesels, 8000hp, 24.5kts, 4200(15)nm, 26p+20; 1x1-40mm Bofors, 2x1-20mm Giat, 2x1-12.7mm MG; radar: Decca 1226
P683 La Boudeuse 1987
P684 La Capricieuse 1987
P685 La Fougueuse 1987
P686 La Glorieuse 1987
P687 La Gracieuse 1987
P688 La Moqueuse 1987
P689 La Railleuse 1987
P690 La Rieuse 1987
P691 La Tapageuse 1988
Léopard 8 A748 Léopard 1982 470t, 43.0x8.3x3.7m, 2diesels, 2200hp, 15kts, 5000(12)nm, 15p+20; 2x1-20mm Oerlikon; radar: DRBN-38
A749 Panthère 1982
A750 Jaguar 1982
A751 Lynx 1982
A752 Guépard 1983
A753 Chacal 1983
A754 Tigre 1983
A755 Lion 1983

MINE WARFARE

MCCS Loire 1 A615 Loire 1967 2445t, 101.1x13.1x3.7m, 2diesels(1), 4000hp, 16.5kts, 13000(13)nm, 156p; 3x1-40mm Bofors, 3x1-12.7mm MG, 3 SA-319B Alouette III helicopters; 2 LCP on davits, 1 5t crane; radar: DRBV-50, Decca 1226
MCM SPT Vulcain 4 M611 Vulcain 1986 505t, 41.6x7.5x3.8m, 2diesels, 2200hp, 13.7kts, 2800(13)nm, 14p+12; 1x1-12.7mm MG; recompression chamber, 1 5t crane; radar: Decca 1226
A613 Achéron 1987
M614 Styx 1987
M622 Pluton 1986
Antarès 3 M770 Antarès 1993 340t, 28.3x7.7x4.0m, 1diesel, 800hp, 10kts, 3600(10)nm, 25p; 1x1-12.7mm MG; 1 4.5t crane; radar: Decca 1229, sonar: 2x DUBM-41B
M771 Altaïr 1994
M772 Aldébaran 1995
MHC Eridan 13 M641 Eridan 1984 605t, 51.5x8.9x2.5m, 1diesel, 1860hp, 15kts, 3000(12)nm, 46p+6; 1x1-20mm GIAT 20F2, 1x1-12.7mm MG, 2 USV PAP-104 or Double Eagle, AP-4 acoustic sweeping gear, OD-3 mechanical sweeping gear; recompression chamber; CDS: TSM2061 Mk2, radar: Decca 1229, sonar: DUBM-21B/D or type 2022, DUBM-41B instead of OD-3
M642 Cassiopée 1984
M643 Andromède 1984
M644 Pégase 1985
M645 Orion 1986
M646 Croix du Sud 1986
M647 L`Aigle 1987
M648 Lyre 1987
M649 Persée 1988
M650 Sagittaire 1996
M651 Verseau 1988
M652 Céphée 1988
M653 Capricorne 1987

AMPHIBIOUS

LHD Mistral 2 L9013 Mistral 2006 21600t, 199.0x32.0x6.2m, 4diesel-generators, 2electric motors, 19040hp, 19kts, 11000(15)nm, 160p; 2x2 Simbad SAM (16?), 2x1-30mm Breda-Mauser, 2x1-12.7mm MG, 16 NH-90 or SA-330 Puma or AS-532 Cougar or AS-665 Tiger helicopters(1 deck-edge elevator, 1 centreline elevator); well-deck(57.4x15.4m): 2 LCAC or 4 CTM, 60-230AFV, 450troops or 1500+t cargo instead of all; CDS: SENIT9, radar: MRR, 2x DRBN-38A, EW: ARBR-21, DL, SLAT
L9014 Tonnerre 2007
LPD Foudre 2 L9011 Foudre 1990 12400t, 168.0x23.5x5.2m, 2diesels, 20800hp, 21kts, 11000(15)nm, 215p; 2x2 Simbad SAM (16?), 1x1-40mm Bofors(L9011), 2x1-20mm Giat(L9011) or 3x1-30mm Breda-Mauser(L9012), 2x1-12.7mm MG, 2 SA-321G Super Frelon or 4 AS-332F Super Puma helicopters; well-deck: 2 CDIC or 10 CTM or 1 EDIC/CDIC+4 CTM or 130 AFV, 70 AFV, 467troops or 1880t cargo instead of all, 1 37t crane; radar: DRBV-21A, Decca 2459, Decca 1229
L9012 Siroco 1998
LST BATRAL 4 L9031 Francis Garnier 1974 1330t, 80.0x13.0x2.4m, 2diesels, 3600hp, 16kts, 4500(15)nm, 43p; 2x2 Simbad SAM(16?), 2x1-40mm Bofors(L9031, 9034) or 2x1-20mm Giat(L9032, 9033), 1x1-81mm mortar, helicopter platform; 2 LCVP on deck, 12AFV, 138troops or 350t cargo instead of all, 1 10t crane; radar: DRBN-32
L9032 Dumont D`Urville 1983
L9033 Jacques Cartier 1983
L9034 La Grandière 1987
LCT EDIC 2 L9051 Sabre 1987 736t, 59.0x11.6x1.7m, 2diesels, 1200hp, 12kts, 1800(12)nm, 17p; 2x1-20mm Giat, 2x1-12.7mm MG; 3MBT or 350t cargo; radar: Decca 1229
L9052 Dague 1987
CDIC 2 L9061 Rapière 1988 710t, 59.4x11.9x1.8m, 2diesels, 1200hp, 10.5kts, 1000(10)nm, 12p; 2x1-20mm Giat; 3MBT or 336t cargo; radar: Decca 1229
L9062 Hallebarde 1989
LCM CTM 15 CTM17 - 1982 150t, 23.8x6.4x1.3m, 2diesels, 226hp, 9.5kts, 350(8)nm, 6p; 1MBT or 90t cargo
CTM18 - 1982
CTM19 Do Ha 1983
CTM20 Néké Grav 1983
CTM21 Guéréo 1982
CTM22 Kien An 1982
CTM23 Song Can 1983
CTM24 - 1984
CTM25 - 1984
CTM26 - 1985
CTM27 Indochine 1986
CTM28 Tonkin 1988
CTM29 Nui Dho 1988
CTM30 Tchibana 1989
CTM31 Koutio 1992

LOGISTIC AND SUPPORT

AORH Durance 4 A607 Meuse 1980 17900t, 157.3x21.2x10.8m, 2diesels, 20800hp, 19kts, 9000(15)nm, 164p+29; 2x2 Simbad SAM (16?), 3x1-30mm Breda-Mauser, 4x1-12.7mm MG, 1 AS-365 Dauphin or 1 SA-319 Alouette III or Lynx Mk4 helicopter; 5000t fuel oil, 3200t diesel oil, 1800t aviation fuel, 130t fresh water, 170t food, 150t ammunition, 50t other dry cargo, 2x2 underway replenishment stations (liquid and dry cargoes), 1 37t crane; CDS: OPSMER, radar: 2x Decca 1226, EW
A608 Var 1983
A630 Marne 1987
A631 Somme 1990
AF
Gapeau 1 L9090 Gapeau 1987 1058t, 66.0x12.2x3.4m, 2diesels, 550hp, 10kts, 4500(13)nm, 6p+30; 6MBT or 460t cargo; radar: Decca 1226
AG Jules Verne 1 A620 Jules Verne 1976 10250t, 147.0x21.5x6.5m, 2diesels(1), 12000hp, 19kts, 9500(17)nm, 265p; 2x1-40mm Bofors, 3 SA-319B Alouette III helicopters; radar: 2x Decca 1226
AGOR Beautemps-Beaupré 1 A758 Beautemps-Beaupré 2003 3300t, 84.6x14.9x6.2m, 4diesel-generators, 1electric motor, 3000hp, 14kts, 8000(12)nm, 25p+25; 2x1-7.6mm MG; radar: 2 Kongsberg, sonar: EM120, EA600, EM1002S
Thétis 1 A785 Thétis 1988 1000t, 56.5x10.9x3.6m, 1diesel, 2710hp, 15kts, 6000(12)nm, 36p+7; 2x1-12.7mm MG; radar: Decca 1226, sonar: DUBM-42, DUBM-60A
AGI Dupuy de Lôme 1 A759 Dupuy de Lôme 2006 4000t, 102.0x15.8x4.9m, 2diesels, 8000hp, 16kts, 3400(16)nm, 32p+78; 2x1-12.7mm MG; radar: 2x DRBN-38A
AGM Monge 1 A601 Monge 1992 21040t, 229.6x24.8x7.7m, 2diesels(1), 10400hp, 16kts, 15000(15)nm, 120p+100; 2x1-20mm Giat, 2x1-12.7mm MG, 2 SA-321G Super Frelon or SA-319B Alouette III helicopters; CDS: TAVITAC-2000, radar: Stratus, Gascogne, 2x Armor, Savoie, 2x Antares, DRBV-15C, 2x Decca
AGS La Pérouse 3 A791 La Pérouse 1988 1100t, 59.0x10.9x3.6m, 2diesels, 2500hp, 15kts, 6000(12)nm, 27p+18; radar: Decca 1226, sonar: DUBM-21C/42
A792 Borda 1988
A793 Laplace 1989
YDT Le Malin 1 A616 Le Malin 1997 1100t, 54x11.0x5.0m, 2diesels, 14kts, 16p; radar
Alizé 1 A645 Alizé 2006 1700t, 60.0x13.8x5.0m, 2diesels, 3800hp, 14kts, 7500(12)nm, 17p+30; 2x1-12.7mm MG, helicopter platform; radar: DRBN-38A

BASES

HQ Paris, Toulon, Brest, Papeete (Tahiti)
Bases Toulon, Brest, Cherbourg, Lorient, Papeete (Tahiti), Dzaoudzi (Mayotte), Port-des-Galets (La Réunion), Fort de France (Mrtinique), Nouméa (New Caledonia), Cayenne

NAVAL AVIATION

Ship-based 9 Rafale M F1, 13 Rafale M F3, 2 Rafale M F2, 43 Super Étendard, 3 E-2C Hawkeye, 8 SA-321 Super Frelon, 16 AS-565SA Panther, 27 Lynx Mk4, 27 SA-319B Alouette III, 9 AS-365 Dauphin 2
Land-based combat capable 27 Atlantique 2, 4 Falcon 50M, 5 Falcon 200 Gardian, 9 MS-880

AVIATION OF ARMY

Land-based combat capable 25 AS-665 Tiger, 272 SA-342M Gazelle, 4 AS-532UL Cougar Horizon, 21 AS-532UL Cougar

AVIATION OF AIR FORCE

Land-based combat capable 60 Mirage 2000N, 24 Rafale F2-B, 7 Rafale F2-C, 12 Rafale F3-B, 8 Rafale F3-C, 22 Mirage 2000-5, 52 Mirage 2000C, 66 Mirage 2000D, 22 Mirage F.1CT, 39 Mirage F.1CR, 2 C-160G Gabriel, 8 Mirage F.1B, 17 Mirage 2000B, 4 E-3F Sentry

GENDARMERIE

PATROL AND COASTAL COMBATANTS

PCO Fulmar 1 P740 Fulmar 1997 680t, 40.0x8.5x4.7m, 1diesel, 1200hp, 12kts, 3500(12)nm, 8p; 1x1-12.7mm MG; radar: 2x Furuno
PCC Patra 1 P671 Glaive 1977 147t, 40.4x5.9x1.6m, 2diesels, 4410hp, 26kts, 1750(10)nm, 18p; 1x1-40mm Bofors, 2x1-12.7mm MG; radar: Decca 1226

 

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2010