French Air and Space Force

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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

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

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

France welcomes first of three Airbus A330-200s

The French Air and Space Force's 3/60 ‘Estérel’ transport squadron accepted its first of three Airbus A330-243 strategic transports at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport on November 26

France declares IOC of Talios pod on Rafale F3-R

The French Air and Space Force declared initial operational capability of the Talios laser designation pod on the Dassault Rafale F3-R multi-role fighter on October 29