French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will be suspended for a major overhaul (map)
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PARIS, April 2 (Xinhua reporter Li Xuemei) French Defense Minister 埃尔韦莫兰 2 In an interview with local radio and television interview that France CD an aircraft carrier “Charles de Gaulle” will be suspended for maintenance, repair time is between four to six months.
13 last month, the French military announced, “Charles de Gaulle” aircraft carrier of the drive shaft failure. Carrier service officially started in 2001, France currently has only one aircraft carrier. In 2007, the “Charles de Gaulle” to begin the first major overhaul, including replacement of fuel for two nuclear reactors and other large equipment, and updating the propeller. Late last year, repair of a new aircraft carrier at sea training and re-execute the task.
“Charles de Gaulle” sea trials since 1999, various failures continue to occur, to a certain extent, affected the sea it performs the task. Early February this year, Moran said the aircraft inspection, if necessary, construction of a second French aircraft carrier “logical”, but this at least until 2012 to put on the agenda.