France showcases model of next-generation nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

(On the first day of the exhibition, French military officials carefully admired the model of the future aircraft carrier in front of the booth)

According to the French “Navy News” network and other media reports, the French “new generation aircraft carrier” PA-NG will be the largest warship in European history, with a tonnage of 75,000 tons, more than 30,000 more than the French “Charles de Gaulle” aircraft carrier in active service. ton; the total length is 310 meters, the total width is 85 meters, the deck area is about 17,000 square meters, and it can carry about 30 “Rafale-M” or “New Generation Fighter” NGF, 3 E-2D early warning aircraft and a considerable number of UAVs , helicopter, etc. The power system will use 2 new nuclear reactors with a maximum speed of 30 knots, equipped with 2 or 3 sets of electromagnetic ejection devices.

The final design of the aircraft carrier will be finalized by the end of 2025, and then transferred to a 10-year construction process, with delivery in 2037 at the latest and commissioning in 2038. The current project cost is estimated at 5 billion euros, while the possibility of building a second ship is not ruled out.

“Southeast Military Situation”