French Air Force

France: Goodbye Air Force, hello Air and Space Force

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Air and Space Force: the hawk takes height This Friday, September 11, 2020, the Air and Space Force unveiled its new logo during a ceremony...

French Ministry of the Armed Forces orders three Airbus A330 planes to be converted into the MRTT version

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French Minister of the Armed Forces Ms Florence Parly welcomes the order on 25 August 2020 by the General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) of...

MQ-9B SkyGuardian: The next generation of remotely piloted aircraft

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The MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) possesses a number of unique advantages not found in manned platforms:...

Airbus military aircraft perform life-saving medevac missions during the COVID-19 pandemic

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With the number of coronavirus patients mounting around the world, Airbus-built military transport aircraft are increasingly used for civil medical evacuation (medevac) duties in...

[Video] Chadian Air Force Sukhoi Su-25 mistakenly fires rocket, killing five

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On 17 April, the crew of a Chadian Air Force (French: Force Aérienne Tchadienne) Sukhoi Su-25 mistakenly fired a rocket while on the ground. The...

Thirteen French soldiers died in a collision of two helicopters in Mali

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On 25 November, shortly before 20:00 (UTC +1) thirteen French soldiers - engaged in operation Barkhane (an ongoing anti-insurgent operation in Africa's Sahel region)...

[Paris Airshow] “Meet & Greet with Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Crew”

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Authors and Photo Credits Benoît Denet / Martin Gillet  A look back at the Paris Airshow held on June 2019. We had the opportunity to 'Meet &...

French Air Force bolsters its fleet of Airbus H225M helicopters

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    The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA has signed an order to purchase an additional H225M which will be operated by the French Air Force. The aircraft...

French Air Force Mirage crashed in Eastern France

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A Mirage 2000D tactical bomber of the French Air Force crashed in Eastern France after disappearing from radars, the debris of the aircraft have...

France orders three more Airbus A330 MRTT tankers

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Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA)...

French presidential A330 aircraft under maintenance at Sabena Technics in Nîmes-Garons

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This Monday morning, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife arrived at Brussels Airport for a two-day State Visit in Belgium on board of...