Mistral family LHD
A diplomatic and political tool
At the beginning of the 21st century, naval defence takes new faces with more and more complex operations in faraway overseas theatres. Humanitarian and/or joint missions require an increased transport capacity with the capability to reconfigure the ship underway to fit with a changing situation on the ground, and thus a tenfold adaptability.
With its flexibility to fulfil various transport capacities required, BPC Mistral raises these new challenges. Its ultramodern hospital, equipped with two operating theatres, comply with the highest NATO standards.
Force projection, humanitarian support and peacekeeping operation need to be command from the sea and this sometime for long period. This is the reason why the BPC Mistral offers modular spaces and highly efficient interoperable communication means to host an embarked joint HQ permanently linked with the troops on the ground. As a result, NATO has certified and used this capacity of command ship.
An innovative ship
First “all electric” ship in service within the French Navy, the BPC Mistral is fitted with two 360° rotating PODs providing an unmatched manoeuvrability.
A ships’ family
The BPC Mistral family is declined in two versions, each of them allowing various adaptations:
|Length :||199 m|
|Beam :||32 m|
|Displacement :||21,500 t|
|Propulsion :||All electric, 2 pods|
|Passengers/troops:||450 à 700|
|Helo flushdeck:||6 spots|
|Below deck helo hangar capacities :||16 (NH90, Tigre,etc.)|
|Length :||169 m|
|Beam :||30 m|
|Displacement :||14,000 t|
|Propulsion :||Various configurations available|
|Below deck helo hangar capacities :||6 (NH90, Tigre,etc.)|