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LANDING HELICOPTER DOCK AND COMMAND SHIPS

Projection of a military force


or humanitarian aid
Multi-purpose
Excellent load/
displacement ratio
Easy loading
and transfer
Proven joint capabilities
The best choice for
amphibious operation
In partnership with
Missions
Command of combined and joint operations;
Deployment of troops, helicopters, vehicles
and equipment from the sea;
Support the forces deployed;
Sea basing for humanitarian assistance
and disaster relief.
Multiple reconguration
is made possible with this design
The major capacity for information
exchange and processing means that the
Mistral class can constantly be kept
updated about the local situation.
The ease with which personnel and
material (stores, medical and survival
equipment, munitions, vehicles,
helicopters and craft) can be moved about
on-board, the disposition of storage areas,
the well-positioned dockside access and
the wide passageways are all features that
enable the ship to be prepared and loaded
in only a fewhours.
As well as providing a large surface for air
operations, the open deck can also act as a
buffer zone for reconfiguration during
transit even at maximumload.
Operational experience
The LHDhave shown their worth under
various configurations:
summer 2006 operation Baliste: in
only two weeks, the Mistral evacuated
several thousand people fromLebanon
whilst also providing support to UNforces,
2011 operation Harmattan: Mistral
and Tonnerre deployed army combat
helicopters over Libyan territory,
NATO-certified MCC HQ(Maritime
Component Command) and CATF HQ
(Combinet Amphibious Task Force of the
NATOResponse Force).
a wise choice characteristics
Mistral 140 Mistral 210
Displacement 14,000 t 22,000 t
Length 169 m 199 m
Breadth 30 m 32 m
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 15 knots 11,000 nautical miles at 15 knots
Speed 20 knots 18 knots
Joint operation centre 400 m
2
for a command staf of 100 800 m
2
for a command staf of 200
Aviation
5 ying spots, 10 helicopters
(simultaneous take-of for 5)
6 ying spots, 16 (12 t) or 30 (5 t) helicopters
(simultaneous take-of for 6)
Vehicles > 30 > 60
Troops > 500 > 700
Hospital 30 beds 69 beds
Landing craft LCM/LCU LCAT/LCAC/LCM/LCU
Munitions 150 t 200 t
Joint HQcommand post
Well dock
Fully-equipped hospital
and medical services
Flight deck Aviation hangar
High standard
living quarters
Vehicle hangar
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DCNS
40-42, rue du Docteur Finlay
F-75732 Paris Cedex 15
www.dcnsgroup.com
A wide-ranging
offer of services
Beneting from the experience
gained over the years of servicing
ships for the French Navy, DCNS
can include with the LHD:
a commitment to full
operational readiness,
full training programmes,
technology transfer.