French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle went to the Gulf by the end of the Indian Ocean mission
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PARIS, June 10 (Xinhua correspondents should be strong) 10, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced that France “de Gaulle” aircraft carrier will be sent to the Gulf and the end of the year Indian Ocean mission.
the day, Sarkozy visited at the home port of Toulon, “de Gaulle” aircraft carrier, and ship more than 1,500 officers and men gave a speech. French Defense Minister Morin accompanied the inspection.
“Charles de Gaulle” aircraft carrier is France’s only nuclear aircraft carrier can carry up to 35 “gust” and “Super Etendard” fighter jets and five helicopters. In recent years, “de Gaulle” aircraft carrier, mainly in the Indian Ocean mission, and participated in NATO military operations in Afghanistan.
August last year, “de Gaulle” aircraft carrier for a period of six months of technical maintenance. Since February this year, the carrier participated in part of the NATO exercise in the Mediterranean.