French nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle failure may be suspended for several months (Figure)
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PARIS, March 13 (Xinhua reporter Li Xuemei) 13, said the French military, French, “de Gaulle” nuclear aircraft carrier of the drive shaft failure has occurred, may lead to the carrier in a few weeks or even months can not run.
“Charles de Gaulle” officially began service in 2001, France currently has only one aircraft carrier. In 2007, the “Charles de Gaulle” to begin the first large-scale 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 back out to sea mission.
13 French military issued a statement saying the carrier’s driver compartment has sharp shock, after careful examination, they found two turbines and the axis connecting the parts failed. In order to conduct a comprehensive overhaul of the military decision to suspend the scheduled training program, suspended a few weeks time will probably continue to months.
hot 罗姆埃吕兰 Navy spokesman, said one of the failure of the parts have been replaced during the last overhaul once, but re-emerged during the trials wear. In addition, the military port of Toulon on the aircraft carrier in a few days ago to check and found the second part there in a similar situation.
“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, the French defense minister said 埃尔韦莫兰 to carrier inspection and, if necessary, construction of a second French aircraft carrier “logical”, but this at least until 2012 to put on the agenda.