Tag: Armée de l’Air

Patrouille de France Alpha Jet Crash-Lands during Airshow Rehearsal
The Patrouille de France Alpha Jet crash landed on a road near Perpignan-Rivesaltes airport, in the south of France. On Jul. 25, 2019 a Dassault Dornier Alpha Jet E aircraft (number 2) belonging to the Patrouille de France, the Armée de l’Air (French Air Force)  aerobatic display team, crash landed on a road...
ATAC took delivery of all 63 refurbished Mirage F1s
ATAC Mirage F1 inventory represents the single largest common fleet of privately-owned ADAIR aircraft in the world. Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) has received all 63 refurbished Mirage F1s. As previously reported, the company had bought 63 ex-French Mirage F1 fighters for 21 million euros in 2017.
Dassault will deliver first Rafale to India in September 2019
The 64-year-old passenger aboard the Rafale B, who is not a member of French Armed Forces, was thrown off the runway and suffered serious injuries, including back injuries. On Mar. 20, 2019 an unusual accident took place while an Armée de l’Air (French Air Force) Rafale B fighter was taking off from...
France to purchase Rafale F4
Rafale F4 will include better radar and sensors plus the integration of the Mica NG air-to-air missile and 1,000-kg AASM Air-to-Ground Modular Weapon Dassault received the green light to develop the F4-standard for the Rafale fighter when Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, paid a visit to its Mérignac plant...
The unknown story of an A-10 Sandy mission flown during OEF to cover an ejected Mirage 2000D aircrew
“I flew over the town real low to kind of tell them that ‘we are here and stay away’. I then started to talk to the crews about injuries. At that point, the CSAR crews checked in,” Capt. Mike ‘Papa’ Roach, A-10 pilot How four A-10 Warthogs deterred any threat from getting close to an ejected French Mirage 2000D aircrew. On...
Two injured after inert bomb falls off from Mirage 2000D
A witness said the noise from the impact was louder than the noise of the Mirage 2000D fighter bombers flying overhead Two workers at the Faurecia automobile parts factory in Nogent-sur-Vernisson were injured on Apr. 10 when an inert bomb fell off from a Mirage 2000D fighter bomber. The incident took place at around 3:20pm local time and a witness said...
Armée De l'Air welcomes first C-130J Super Hercules
France will receive a total of four Super Hercules aircraft, two C-130J-30 combat delivery airlifters and two KC-130J aerial refuelers On Jan. 15, 2018 Florence Parly, France's minister of the Armed Forces, officially welcomed the country's first C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the Armée de l'Air's 62st Transport Wing with a ceremony at Orléans-Bricy Air Base. According to a company news...
French Air Force Mirage 2000N fighter bomber crashes in Chad
The Mirage 2000N crashed into the airport wall next to the Ministry of Public Works. The crew members were able to eject from the aircraft, even if one of them would be slightly injured As reported by Sunnewsonline.com an Armée de l’Air (French Air Force) Mirage 2000N fighter bomber caught fire and crashed just after take-off from the airport of...
ATAC has bought 63 former French Air Force Mirage F1s
Between 30 and 45 Mirage F1 fighters will be refurbished to fly again as adversaries against U.S. military aircraft As it was reported last month by several media outlets American company Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) had bought 63 ex-French Mirage F1 fighters for 21 million euros. Between 30 and 45 aircraft will be refurbished to fly again as adversaries against...
The Patrouille de France is the oldest formal flying aerobatic team having originated in 1931, 15 years before the Blue Angels On Apr. 15, 2017, the Patrouille de France, Armée de l’Air (French Air Force) aerobatic jet team, held an air show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, as part of their 2017 tour of the U.S. The Patrouille de France is the...

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