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Baccarat 2018

For the second year, the French Army’s 4th Air Combat Brigade organised the large-scale Baccarat exercise in the country’s northeast Champagne-Ardenne region. Oliver Jonischkeit was there.

Exercise Report

Spanish Army Tigre HA.28-20 ‘ET-720’ from BHELA I based in Almagro, Spain, swoops in at low level over a French training area.
All photos Oliver Jonischkeit
French Army NH90 TTHs depart on a mission. Nearest the camera are Caïmans 1390 ‘EBA’ and 1391 ‘EBB’, both of the 1er RHC.
ALAT AS532UL Cougar 2316 ‘CGO’ of the Paubased 5e RHC with a Spanish Army CH-47D of BHELTRA V in the background.

Général Bertrand Vallette d’Osia, commander of the 4e Brigade d’Aérocombat (4e BAC, 4th Air Combat Brigade) set the scene: “It’s the combination of different factors of operational superiority that makes it possible to dominate the adversary.

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