Why Mistral Matters

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A wave of Gazelles and Pumas shortly before launching from the ‘Mistral’.

The French Navy supplements Charles de Gaulle’s carrier air group with three Landing Helicopter Docks, used for amphibious operations and special forces raids under a multi-domain battle concept. Henri-Pierre Grolleau outlines how the Mistral, Tonnerre and Dixmude and their air assets would be used in battle.

FRENCH AIR-SEA BATTLE FORCE

Embarked Tactical Group

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