The Navy is helpless.
The admission to service of the last multi-mission frigate
in November, the upcoming launch of the second Barracuda-class nuclear attack submarine, the
, and the return to service, in 2023, of the
, despite a minor fire, do not change anything.
Since 1945, it has never been as small as it is today
", noted in July the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Pierre Vandier, during a hearing at the Assembly. of gravity.
Over the next two years, "
it will continue to decrease
“, he warned.
For France, which prides itself on having the second exclusive economic zone in the world, this is a bitter admission.
Everything will have to be rebuilt, all the more quickly as the risk of naval conflict increases.
our means are limited
”, continued the admiral.
Our time is too.
The military tool, particularly the naval tool, is forged over time.
It takes twenty years to train a submarine commander…
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