December 8th local time, French President Macron visited Famaton, a nuclear reactor manufacturer in the central and eastern French town of Le Cruzo. Macron said that nuclear energy will remain the cornerstone of France’s strategic autonomy, so France’s next generation of aircraft carriers will still use nuclear power like the active aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.
It is reported that France plans to set up a construction site for the next generation of aircraft carriers at the end of 2025, conduct a sea test of the new aircraft carrier in 2036, and officially put it into use in 2038 to replace the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.
On the same day, the French naval group announced some details about the new aircraft carrier.
According to the introduction, the total length of the new aircraft carrier will reach 300 meters, the deck width will be 80 meters, the water line will be 40 meters, and the displacement will reach 75,000 tons, all indicators will exceed the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.
The new aircraft carrier will be able to accommodate 2,000 sailors and carry 30 fighter jets.
Macron also said on the same day that Famatong will manufacture important parts for the new aircraft carrier, and his visit was also to express his support for the development of the nuclear energy industry.
Macron said that France’s energy, ecology and economic future will be built through nuclear energy, which represents 3,000 enterprises, 220,000 jobs, and 5,000 new jobs in 2021.