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The French Starfleet, officially the Armade française (English: French Armada), is the stellar navy of France.

Doctrine and design philosophy Edit

Torrent Angelfire 2

The Angelfire hyperspatial missile allows French strike craft and starships to engage enemy craft at mind-boggling ranges through hyperspace.

The doctrine of the French Starfleet has changed considerably in the past few years with the advent of reliable hyperspatial weapons, most notably the Angelfire anti-starship missile. These weapons moved the focus of warfare into hyperspace, stretching engagements over thousands of light years. In these contests, the chief deciding factor is the amount of missiles fielded by either side and how quickly those missiles can be intercepted before they reach their targets. Thus, France also developed numerous countermeasures like hypermatter-based close-in-weapon-systems and hyperspatial anti-air missiles which can intercept both strike craft and hyperspatial missiles at a short range. However, such defenses will easily be overrun if presented with too large a barrage of missiles.

All starships belonging to the post-Dominatus War generation are tooled especially for hyperspatial warfare, possessing these technologies as well as sleeker and more efficient designs which reduce their signatures in hyperspace. The Centenaire-type hyperdrives especially were designed to mask their emissions, thus making French ships harder to track and lock on to in hyperspace fog.

That is not to say that modern French ships cannot fight in realspace. All of them are still equipped to handle conventional warfare scenarios. In fact, some hyperspatial weapons, like the Garand I cannon used by the Adrianne-class cruiser, play on the different properties of hypermatter and serve different purposes in hyperspace and realspace.

France's greatest strength is the Torrent, currently one of the most advanced omnirole fighters in the Gigaquadrant, and the Archange-class battlestar. When used together, those two pieces of equipment are supremely formidable foes, though their high price makes them few in number. Filling in a missile and strikecraft defense role in the French Starfleet are the Adrianne-class cruisers which are affordable and efficient starships, but are merely average in performance by Gigaquadrantic standards. Finally, the Exeter-class light corvette and its derivatives fulfill lighter patrol, screening, and reconnaissance roles within Starfleet operations.

Starships Edit

Logsitics Edit


Multirole strike craft Edit


Bombers Edit


Corvettes Edit


Cruisers Edit


Capital ships Edit


Star Dreadnoughts Edit


Retired Edit

 


Infrastructure Edit

Infantry Edit

Unit card Type Training Armament Description Transports
RIMa
RIMa
Marines
Regular
  • Service Rifes
  • LAW
  • LMG
RIMa, short for régiment d'infanterie marine (English: Regiment of marine infantry) are ship-board infantry specializing in boarding operations and starship security. They deploy in teams of five, composed of three fusiliers, one grenadier, and one sapper. Agamemnon

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