The aircraft has bee totally disassembled and distributed in various plants before being re-assembled with all up-to-date parts.
The work should be completed in 8 months, making the delivery to the Marine possible in June 2014. The M9 should follow in August.
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By the way, the Charles-de-Gaulle carrier will be back to sea on Thursday for training purpose, after an overhaul by DCNS and Areva, according to CorseMatin.com.
The "CdG" last mission was Lybia in 2011.