|Right now the british have a small edge as the
top navy in europe, but 10 years from now the French
second aircraft carrier to complement the nuclear
Charles de Gaulle, Horizon Destroyers,Fremm multipurpose
frigates,and the 1st Barracuda ssn will come into service
along with the Rafales, and E-2C Hawkeyes.
the British will have their 2 new Queen Elizabeth class
carrieres,Type-45 Destroyers,Astute Class ssn, and the
F-35 replacing the Harriers.
So on paper bolth will have simmler capabilities, and
size, the same as now but with more Global projection
power,and the difference then as is now will be British
naval tactics and training which i think is just a tad bit
better, and that is what I think is going to keep them the
number 1 navy in europe.