The French and Italian air forces participated in the two-week exercise "Sardegna" from the latter's Sardinian Decimomannu range last month. Italian Lockheed Martin F-16 and Panavia Tornado fighters were joined by 12 French aircraft, including Dassault Mirage 2000s and MirageF-1CTs, a Boeing C-135 tanker and an E-3F airborne warning and control system aircraft. The manoeuvres supported development of a common tactical training capability.

Source: Flight International