France Navy Aircraft Carriers Cvg Foch

FS Foch (R 99): The Foch is conducting trials using borrowed USN F/A-18A as a possible replacement for the much delayed and problematic Rafale which was encountering yet more problems in development. The Foch's Battle Group escorts are somewhat dispersed at war start, either in port of conducting other tasks off the south coast of France.

Battle Group on 13 Feb 1994

• R 99 FS Foch

• Aviation Wing

    • Flottille 11F - 15x Super Etendard Mod

    • Flottille 12F - 8x F/A-18A - on Loan from US for training

    • Flottille 16F - 4x Etendard IVP

    • Flottille 4F - 8x BR.1050 Alize ALM

    • Flottille 32F - 2x SA.321G Super Frelon

    • Flottille 23S - 2x SA.365F Dauphin 2 and 1x SA.319B Alouette III

• D 602 FS Suffren

• D 611 FS Duguay-Trouin (Departing Marcelles)

• D647 FS Fobin (Departing Toulon)

• F 792 FS Premier Maître L' Her (Departing Marcelles)

• A 607 FS Meuse (off Toulon)

• S 601 FS Rubis

After reorganization 17 Feb, escorts were

• D 603 FS Duquesne

• D 614 FS Cassard

• D 641 Leygues Dupleix

• F 795 FS Commandant Ducuing

• A 607 FS Meuse

• S 601 FS Rubis