The coronavirus pandemic is starting to take a toll on military operations, even as the civilian authorities increasingly turn to the Pentagon for emergency assistance.
The vessel took part in the first ever carrier-on-carrier battle.
Eight seamen were injured in the incident, but no one was killed.
Not fearing the "Mission Accomplished" curse that plagued George W. Bush after a similar appearance, Hollande plays up his wartime-president cred two days ahead of a tough election.
Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, an engineer, thought he was giving nuclear aircraft carrier plans to the Egyptian government.
The aircraft carrier Charlies de Gaulle and a fleet of support vessels and aircraft are now in the Persian Gulf conducting airstrikes on targets in Iraq.
The French Navy is preparing to send its flagship 'Charles de Gaulle' aircraft carrier on a new mission in the coming weeks.