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Charles de Gaulle returning to the eastern Mediterranean

French sources say the aircraft carrier is returning to the region 'battle ready', carrying a comprehensive military load

Apostolis Tomaras

Apostolis Tomaras

In the wake of Erdogan's war threats, Paris is responding by sending the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to the eastern Mediterranean region.

According to French sources quoted by Greek circles, the flagship of the French fleet, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is expected to arrive in the area. According to the same information, the aircraft carrier is coming to the area with a full military load. The Charles de Gaulle will be accompanied by an unknown number of ships and submarines of the French Navy.

According to French sources, the Charles de Gaulle has departed from the port of Toulon with the aircraft carrier described as being “battle ready”. According to the same sources, in such cases, the aircraft carrier's combat load includes a number of Rafale fighter jets, maximum-range missiles, anti-submarine arsenal, as well as advanced electronic tracking, targeting and electronic interception systems.

Charles de Gaulle  |  France  |  Navy  |  eastern Mediterranean  |  defence  |  Turkey  |  military  |  war

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