France Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    I don't think we had such a thread yet so there it goes.

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    DCNS successfully simulates the loading of naval cruise missiles on FREMM frigate
     
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    Navyreco I have questions about the Mistral class.

    1) Have the bugs in the automation on board been solved?
    2) Are the ships built to military or civilian standards? Or are they some sort of hybrid? Thanks!!
     
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    Gerry, I had to ask some friends "in the know" to be sure. Here are the answers:

    Bugs are solved indeed. The head of class had issues, but now all is good as shown with Dixmude (3rd of class) that was delivered ahead of schedule

    From a 2006 article:
    Mer et Marine : Le BPC Mistral, navire à tout faire (google translation)

    About civilian standard, this is from my friends:
     
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    gotta love the euro frigates, thanks for sharing xav, and looking forward to updates, nothing like a firsthand source
     
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    Afghan soldier fatally shoots four French NATO troops
    Afghan soldier fatally shoots four French NATO troops - AFGHANISTAN - FRANCE 24

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    Source : Dassault Aviation.

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    Wow! I had no idea France has an aircraft like this in R & D... Looks similar to the XB-47 UCAS.
     
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    I think it is sick to reuse the designation XB-47. Remember the previous one? :)
    From Boeing B-47 Stratojet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Ooops! look like I made a typo! My bad..I'm sure everyone knew what I meant.

    I should have posted this...

    X-47B UCAS

    [video=youtube;5Oe7j85lOII]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Oe7j85lOII&feature=player_embedded[/video]
     
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