France and Britain restructured their naval assets, they utilize one aircraft carrier for operations. The aircraft carrier is half British staffed and half French including assets. Cost savings. You'll be surprised to know to the French soldiers in Mali have real bullets and the planes and helicopters supporting them have real missiles too. Lol.<quoted text>
As a french taxpayer, i am so relieved to learn that our navy warships ACTUALLY travel armed.
I was upon the impression that these ships were disguised cruise ships featuring jacuzzis where raunchy french sailors were having a ball with female crew members while i was sweating my arse out paying 50 % overall tax.
Thank god for foreign "intelligence".