Tag: French Air Force

Dassault conducts Rafale cold weather testing in Finland
The test program was aimed to test the Rafale’s performance in sub-zero temperatures during the coldest time of the winter in Lapland. Dassault sent a Rafale fighter to Finland for one-week of cold weather testing. The aircraft was deployed at Rovaniemi Air Base. The...
That time two RAF Phantoms escorted two Soviet Bears over France because French fighters were grounded by Bastille Day celebrations
"I could not avoid a feeling of irritation when I pictured our Mirage colleagues as they attended their Bastille barbecues on this mid-summer's day," Alan Winkles, former RAF Phantom pilot "The French, without doubt, are proud of their way of life and French folk will usually be eager to claim the virtues of their je sais quoi factor. Sometimes, however, the...
Rare video showsUSAF B-52 strategic bomber refueling From French Air ForceC-135FR tanker
Seeing a B-52 refueling from a French Air Force C-135FR is quite a rare sight given that BUFFs typically refuel from USAF KC-135 and KC-10 tankers Taken on Sep. 25, 2017 the interesting video in this post feature a U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress preparing for take-off at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England and then performing air-to-air refueling with...
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...
IAF Jaguar fitted with AESA Radar
The AESA radar has been procured from ELTA and will enable Indian Air Force Jaguar attack aircraft to track multiple targets and communicate in multiple frequencies through high bandwidth besides offering high accuracy and resolution As reported by The Hindu, on Aug. 10, 2017 an Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar attack aircraft equipped with an Israeli active electronically scanned array...
A high-ranking French military source has confirmed the news According to French daily Le Point, President Emmanuel Macron intends to donate 31 ex-French Air Force Jaguar fighters to India. As we have recently reported in fact India was in talks to buy 31 ex-French Air Force Jaguar attack aircraft and the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, ACM Birender Singh Dhanoa, has...
The country would procure the Jaguars after proper refurbishment India is in talks to buy 31 ex-French Air Force Jaguar attack aircraft and the Indian Air Force chief, ACM Birender Singh Dhanoa, has been discussed the issue with his French counterpart during his visit to the country this week. As reported by Defense News in fact, the French government made the...
Even though challenging the F-22 and F-35 is almost impossible,  through their mass in numbers and understanding, the red air adversaries were able to pose a credible threat to the latest cutting edge fighters that took part in Atlantic Trident 17 The 27th Fighter Training Squadron's (FTS) T-38 Talon played the role of the opposing force for the U.S. Air Force...
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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