List of the French Navy's current equipment in 2021


The French Ministry of Armed Forces published a report about the French Armed Forces and their equipment for the year 2021, in accordance with the commitments of the military programming law (LPM) 2019-2025.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (Picture source: U.S. Navy)


In 2021, the budget of the French Ministry of Armed Forces has increased by 1.7 billion euros between 2020 and 2021. The French Navy received during this year, two multi-mission FREMM frigates, one Suffren-class submarine, and one La Fayette class frigate upgraded. The Navy also received 22 maritime patrol aircrafts Atlantique 2.

French Navy's vessels :

- 4 nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBN)

- 5 nuclear-powered submarines (SSN)

- one aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle (CVN)

- 3 Amphibious Assault Ships (Landing Helicopter docks)

- 15 first rank destroyers

- 21 frigates

- 10 minehunters

- 2 Command and Replenishment ships

- 17 Offshore Patrol Vessels

- 8 Light Support Ships

- 4 oceanographic research vessels

- 13 training ships

- 3 missile range instrumentation ships

- 15 Landing Crafts

- 7 minesweepers

French Navy's aircraft:

- 42 Rafale fighter jets

- 3 E-2 Hawkeye aircraft

- 22 Atlantique 2 Maritime Patrol aircraft

- 10 Embraer EMB 121 Xingu

- 8 Falcon 50 jets

- 5 Falcon 200 Guardian

- 26 NHIndustries NH90 helicopters

- 3 plane guards

- 16 Eurocopter AS565 Panther helicopters

- 5 Mudry CAP 10 aircraft

- 9 Aérospatiale Alouette III helicopters

- 8 Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin helicopters


Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 French Dassault Rafale fighter jet (Picture source: Flickr)


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