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France orders TBM940s to replace ageing TBM700s

The French armaments directorate has ordered four six-seat Daher Aerospace TMB940 single-engine turboprops to gradually replace its three-strong fleet of TBM700As, which entered service almost 30 years ago

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A behind-the-scenes look at the new Franco-German C-130J unit

A historic strategic alliance between the French and German air forces has seen a new European bi-national squadron take delivery of its first tactical transport aircraft - as we report

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Has France's Mirage 2000C fleet become obsolete?

Thirty-six years after the first example touched down in Dijon with the Escadron de Chasse 1/2 'Cigognes', we detail what remains of France's Dassault Mirage 2000C fleet and explore whether or not the platform is now obsolete

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A behind-the-scenes look at Exercise Baccarat 2020

We report on the French Army's Baccarat helicopter exercise, which took to the Alps for its 2020 excursion and successfully integrated air and ground forces in challenging conditions

France orders 12 more Dassault Rafales

France has ordered 12 new-build Rafale multi-role fighters from Dassault Aviation to replace a dozen examples from the French Air and Space Force, which were sold to Greece late last month

France, India conclude Exercise Desert Knight 2021

The French Air and Space Force (FASF) deployed to India to take part in Exercise Desert Knight 2021 – an intense five-day bilateral training operation with the Indian Air Force (IAF), which concluded on January 24

Greece officially orders Rafales, associated support services and munitions

Greece’s acquisition of 18 Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters from France marked a major milestone on January 25 after the nation’s government signed three contracts covering the aircraft order, associated support services and munitions

France confirms E-2D Advanced Hawkeye order

Northrop Grumman revealed on January 6 that France has confirmed its order for three E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes, becoming the second international customer of the airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft

Cobham secures French C-135FR support contract

Cobham Mission Systems announced on January 5 that it has secured a three-year contract from Sabena Technics to provide support and maintenance services for the French Air and Space Force’s Boeing C-135FR Stratotanker fleet

France accepts second Airbus A330-200

The French Air and Space Force’s Escadron de Transport (Transport Squadron) 3/60 ‘Estérel’ accepted its second of three Airbus A330-243 strategic transports at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport on December 15