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    ... going on with the google translation of http://lefauteuildecolbert.blogspot.com/2018/03/syrie-premiere-utilisation-du-mdcn.html
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    "How many frigates can carry the MdCN and therefore how many actually carry it in the silos. According to information obtained from open sources, the following frigates are located at:

    Aquitaine: Eastern Mediterranean, Chammal mission;
    Provence: return of Exercise TG 18.1 conducted off the coast of Norway;
    Languedoc: integrated into the Dynamic Manta exercise 2018 near the Sicilian canal;
    Auvergne: presumed in Toulon since December 2017 following his return from mission in Asia;
    Brittany: presumed in Brest, she started her trials at the end of 2017;
    Normandy: launched on February 1, 2018 in Lorient.

    A FREMM is already on the zone while two other frigates could be under 48 to 96 hours, even a third if the order was given to Provence to join the Mediterranean. How many MdCN can sleep in the silos of these frigates? Assuming that about fifty of these missiles would have been delivered, ten to sixteen of them could be ensolled according to the mix chosen with the Aster 15 according to the defined operational scenarios.

    In addition, it should be noted that the air defense frigate Jean Bart is also integrated in Operation Chammal and is in the Eastern Mediterranean. His electronic warfare capabilities are valuable for mapping enemy anti-aircraft systems as well as for listening to local traffic. It also amounts to saying that the junction of four French frigates - the Jean Bart plus three Aquitaine - would constitute a tank of 144 missiles (SM-1, Aster 15 and MdCN): a little more than the GAn in its simplest expression (112 missiles). All the radars of the buildings can claim to jointly ensure a significant coverage of the Syrian skies. Also, the participation of an SNA will be necessary as the waters of the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea are a real nest where this type of boat proliferates. Submarine volume control, in addition to the airborne one, will also be accompanied by participation in the electronic warfare campaign, particularly the monitoring of on-air traffic.

    30 to 54 MdCN could be gathered on the side of the Navy, depending on the number of concentrated frigates. In parentheses: if they were all shot (48 missiles) then 27% of the theoretical endowment of the military programming - but 33% of the MdCN planned for frigates - would have been consumed in a single action. This action could draw the doctrine of employment of the MdCN in France: decapitation of a set of dispersed capacities on the theater? Punctual and repeated strikes in the context of a dialectic of wills? In any case, such an action would make the Navy the third navy in Europe to use in operations cruise missiles fired from naval platforms after the Royal Navy and the VMF, the second to do so from surface ships after the VMF.

    The Air Force - with the eventual participation of the Rafale M of the Naval Air - can gather a number of Rafale B, C (and M?). The Rafale of the Air Force carry two SCALP-EG while the Rafale M are deemed to carry only one on board aircraft carriers: is it the same on land? It is conceivable that they could be projected from the metropolis rather than from IMFEAU airbase or the planned air base in Jordan to preserve as much as to do this little surprise.

    That is, the Navy can provide Syrian skies control and surveillance capability, possibly in conjunction with an Air Force E-3F AWACS. The number of missiles SM-1 and Aster 15 develop a capacity of self-defense and not prohibition because of missiles with long range (in the manner of Aster 30 and SM-6). The Navy and the Air Force can compete to launch nearly fifty cruise missiles simultaneously, depending on the strength of the political message to be transmitted and military contingencies."
     
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    the rest of the translation of http://lefauteuildecolbert.blogspot.com/2018/03/syrie-premiere-utilisation-du-mdcn.html
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    "A targeted campaign seems then to be able to be carried out on limited objectives if the French diplomacy acts in good intelligence with Russia. Otherwise, the combination or even coordination of Russian and Syrian air defenses can claim to drastically reduce the success rate of a cruise missile boree. Hence the remark about the images of missiles destroyed or diverted from their objectives by means of electronic warfare. So much the question would be to pose those actions of suppression of the enemy air defenses - except those of the Russians, of course - and thus of the French capacities in the matter. The couple Rafale / 2ASM had done wonders in Libya, to the point of attracting the attention of the US military. This is why it would be a question of measuring the capacities of autonomous, not independent, military action on a whole of the operational segments which relate to the first entry on a theater which remain one of the keystones of the French military strategy - autonomy of appreciation, decision and action. This would be an opportunity to verify another credibility: that of the LPM (2019 - 2025) vis-à-vis the 2013 white paper and its update by the Strategic Review 2017.

    In case of launching cruise missiles, a significant part of the MdCN could be consumed at one time: compared to the United States and Russia, the repetition can only be air, thus limiting the coercion of this phase strategic dialogue. It is here that it is possible to measure the influence of cruise missiles if they are not available in number compared to a projected air-land or air base, an amphibious group, or a freighter that constantly cruises off the target coasts. And without a presence on the ground - clean or coupled - of sufficient magnitude, it is not possible to do anything other than a reduction of the military capabilities of the enemy, not major strategic effects for lack of a number of munitions and sufficient military capabilities, failing to support a ground progression directly related to the French diplomatic strategy.

    The coercive effect sought will be relevant only if it is attached to other elements of a diplomatic offensive because the military dynamic will be of short duration. On the other hand, if it were possible to reduce the Syrian military potential despite Russian opposition, France could make a new entry into the resolution of the Syrian conflict while damaging the image provided by Moscow of a shield useful to the region. behind which to shelter."

    found in a related google search French frigates getting cruise missiles
    June 7, 2017 https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2017/06/07/French-frigates-getting-cruise-missiles/4111496820728/
     
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    and now noticed the tweet (contains the vid which I don't know how to link here) https://twitter.com/florence_parly/status/985051075303616512
    Florence Parly‏Verified account @florence_parly 5h5 hours ago




    Tir d’un missile de croisière naval depuis une de nos frégates multimissions cette nuit en Méditerranée. Objectif : un site de production d’armes chimiques du régime syrien.

    Translated from French by Microsoft
    Firing a naval cruise missile from one of our multimission frigates that night in the Mediterranean. Objective: A chemical weapons production site of the Syrian regime.
     
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    Yesterday at 7:58 AM
    that vid on youtube:
     
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    interestingly, through Czech mainstream (!) server (https://zpravy.idnes.cz/barracuda-p...-/zpr_nato.aspx?c=A180510_140631_zpr_nato_inc) noticed they hadn't obtained any Barracuda(s) yet; I noticed DefenseNews headline

    France orders another cruise missile-capable sub
    2 days ago https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2018/05/07/france-orders-another-cruise-missile-capable-sub/


    expected chest-thumping, didn't read LOL

    in fact it ends with
    "Delivery of the Suffren, the first-of-class Barracuda, is due in 2020, some three years late."
     
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    cross-posting from Aircraft Carriers III
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    SeaWaves Magazine‏ @seawaves_mag 1h1 hour ago




    May 14, 2018 Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, left, and Chief of the French navy Adm. Christophe Prazuck address US and French navy sailors on USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary P. Wickline.

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    Tuesday at 8:45 PM
    related photo ops:
    Chris Cavas‏Verified account @CavasShips May 16




    #French #Navy #carrier air wing joined with US #Navy's Carrier Air Wing 8 in overflying USS GEORGE H W #BUSH #CVN77 yesterday off US east coast after several days of flying operations. France's only carrier is in extended refit. http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=105586 …

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