All French Air Force articles – Page 3

  • Patroller

    Sagem signs teaming agreement to offer Patroller UAV to Egypt


    Sagem has teamed up with AOI-Aircraft Factory to offer its Patroller unmanned air vehicle to the Egyptian armed forces.

  • French 7 A400M - French air force

    A400M deliveries resume, as airdrop testing nears


    The French air force’s seventh of an eventual 50 A400M tactical transports has touched down at its Orléans-Bricy air base, as the service gets ready to support airdrop testing involving the Airbus Defence & Space type.

  • Fokker PAS15

    DGA's new Rafale testbed to be delivered by year-end


    ​The French DGA defence procurement agency is to receive a Fokker 100 by the end of 2015, modified to allow for systems testing of the Dassault Rafale fighter.

  • A400M PAS15

    PARIS: France to accept next A400M 'in the coming days'


    ​France has demonstrated the load-carrying credentials of its A400M tactical transport at Le Bourget, as it gets ready to take delivery of a seventh example from Airbus “in the coming days”.

  • Bulle - DGA

    PARIS: DGA showcases robotic inspection arm with Mirage


    ​An eye-catching innovation which could help to keep maintenance personnel out of harm’s way is being showcased by France’s DGA defence procurement agency and developer Warein.

  • Shadow M2

    PARIS: Airbus and Textron to carry out UAV testing for French requirement


    ​An Airbus Defence & Space and Textron Systems team is due to travel to Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, USA this week, to carry out testing of its offering for France’s tactical unmanned air vehicle requirement for the French DGA defence procurement agency.

  • European tankers - Anno Gravemaker

    European tanker exercise points towards combined fleet


    ​Tanker aircraft from four nations are nearing the completion of a European Defence Agency-backed exercise which is intended to increase interoperability and cooperation.

  • F-16

    Greek F-16 crash kills 10 at Spanish base


    ​Ten people are reported to have been killed after one of the Greek air force’s Lockheed Martin F-16Ds crashed at Albacete air base in Spain, with a fire having resulted in casualties and damage to other aircraft parked on the ground.

  • A400M in Chad - French air force

    Airbus lands Anglo-French A400M support deal


    ​With a combined six of the aircraft now being flown by their air forces, the defence ministries of France and the UK have signed a contract covering collaborative in-service support arrangements for the Airbus A400M transport.

  • French Guiana GM400 - Beth

    ANALYSIS: French Guiana increases air surveillance network


    ​The air base at French Guiana has become the first French site to bolster its air defence and surveillance capability following the inauguration of the ThalesRaytheonSystems Ground Master 400 radar on 27 November.

  • News

    France investigates cause of EC725 crash


    One French soldier was killed and another two people injured when an Airbus Helicopters EC725 Caracal crashed in Burkina Faso on 29 November.

  • News

    France confirms A330 tanker selection


    ​Paris has confirmed its selection of the Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT), with 12 of the type to replace its Boeing C/KC-135s from late this decade.

  • A400M airdrop - DGA

    A400M performs maximum-capacity airdrop


    ​Airbus has demonstrated one of the A400M’s key contractual requirements, with an aircraft from the manufacturer’s “Grizzly” development fleet having performed a maximum-capacity airdrop.

  • Rafale over Mali - French air force

    Thales gets new AESA radar study contract


    ​France’s DGA defence procurement agency has awarded Thales a multi-year contract to research technologies required to produce the next generation of active electronically scanned array radars.

  • E-3F - French air force

    France takes delivery of upgraded E-3F


    ​The French air force has taken delivery of its first upgraded Boeing E-3F airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, following successful flight testing.

  • French air force Harfang

    French Harfang undergoes command handover testing


    ​A French air force-led team has demonstrated the mid-flight handover of the command and control of a Mali-based Harfang unmanned air vehicle to the aircraft’s base in Cognac, France, during an hour-long demonstration on 17 June.

  • Mirage F1 - Dean West

    France retires last Mirage F1s


    ​The French air force has retired its last squadron of Dassault Mirage F1s from operational use, with the type due to make its final appearance during Bastille day celebrations next month.

  • News

    Boeing completes upgrade on first French E-3F Sentry


    Flight-test activities on the first of four Boeing E-3F Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft operated by the French air force will commence shortly following the end of mid-life upgrade work on the jet.

  • Harfang - French defence ministry

    Morocco to acquire surplus French Harfangs


    The Royal Moroccan Air Force is evaluating the purchase of additional Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 1/Harfang unmanned air systems via France.

  • News

    First French Reapers arrive in Africa


    ​France’s first General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Reaper unmanned air vehicles have been accepted by the nation’s air force, and deployed to Africa’s Sahel region in support of its ongoing intervention in Mali.