The Armée de l’Air range at Suippes is used by Mirage, Rafale, F-16 and Tornado fast jet customers, as well as hosting Aviation Légére de l’Armée de Terre helicopter live-firing exercises. SebastienBuyck saw therange in action.
FRENCH GUNNERY RANGE
Coca 21, you are cleared hot!” The range control officer talks to the Mirage 2000D leader, telling him he has the green light to drop his inert bomb on a range target. The view over the range from the tower is excellent and as soon as the run is complete, the pilot has his bombing result by radio (later, an email is sent to every customer unit visiting that day, summing up the result of every ‘attack’).