French Aircraft Carrier Charles De Gaulle Begins Mid-Life Overhaul

FS Charles de Gaulle enters dry dock in Toulon (French Navy)

The French Navy's FS Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier has begun an eighteen month mid life refit in Toulon.

The overhaul will be managed by the French armament procurement agency (DGA) in conjunction with the shipbuilder DCNS. The work will include installation of a new combat system, IT and communications upgrades plus improved sensor and radar systems.