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PA NG - next gen French Aircraft carrier program

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France Started EMALS Talks with U.S. for its future PA NG Aircraft Carrier

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/naval-exhibitions/2018/euronaval-2018/6564-france-started-emals-talks-with-u-s-for-its-future-pa-ng-aircraft-carrier.html?fbclid=IwAR1VpdegOMO1F2WjP5KL26h_iqE8_GIMqhljws580oI6x-Dl5BU30w-yrUg
 

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What would the overall tonnage be for the future French Aircraft Carrier? Would it be less than the Queen Elizabeth class?
 

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In fact, before this article, it was not even sure that it would be built...
 

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Yeah if Xav still comes by he would be able to provide nore insight, but my understanding is tat very little is set in stone and news of EMALS talks is the first definitive sign of life from the program in some time.
 

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The article suggest that the EMALS discussions are sort of a precursor to actually designing a ship. Until they know more about EMALS, they don't know how big a ship it requires (or how small a ship it can allow).
 

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For reference, here is the thread on the previous iterations of post-CdG French carrier designs.

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3974.75
 

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It will be interesting to see what aircraft they choose for PA NG. If a new carrier is built and ready around 2025, then it places it in the same ballpark timeframe as SCAF. And adding naval capability to SCAF will probably need to be decided sooner rather than later.
 

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So, is it closer from CdG or from Queen Elizabeth, or a mix of the two ? (the two carriers, not the two people)
 

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Archibald said:
So, is it closer from CdG or from Queen Elizabeth, or a mix of the two ? (the two carriers, not the two people)
We won't know until they proceed deeper into the program. They might not even stick with EMALS, this is preliminary work. Naval Group has put out some concepts on their own initiative, but the Navy itself hasn't done much to define their goals for a new carrier lately.
 

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18 months study for the PA NG :

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-france-military/france-begins-deliberations-on-new-aircraft-carrier-idUKKCN1MX1CE
 

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FighterJock said:
What would the overall tonnage be for the future French Aircraft Carrier? Would it be less than the Queen Elizabeth class?
My guess: one tonne heavier and one meter longer.
 
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