France has decided to build a new generation aircraft carrier to replace the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.
During a visit to the Framatome complex in Le Creusot, French President Emmanuel Macron announced his decision to equip a nuclear reactor for a promising aircraft carrier.
The cost of building a new aircraft carrier is several billion euros. The design, research and development of the new aircraft carrier will be carried out until 2025. About 900 million euros will be allocated for this, equivalent to about 117 million euros per year and starting in 2021. Research and development experts will research combat systems, nuclear reactors, communication systems, air defense systems … to equip new aircraft carriers.According to representatives of the French armed forces, research and development of the new generation of aircraft carriers are currently being prepared. Previously, the replacement of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was mentioned in October 2018.