France is hosting the 50th anniversary NATO Tiger Meet at its Cambrai air base, with squadrons from 14 nations participating in the event from 17 May.

Aircraft involved include Dassault Mirage 2000s from two French air force formations, including Cambrai-based unit 1/12, Spanish air force Mirage F1s and Lockheed Martin F-16s from Belgium, Greece, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.

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NATO Tiger French Air Force Mirage 2000
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Others include Austrian air force Saab 105s, Gripens from the Czech Republic, German Panavia Tornados, RSK MiG-29s from Slovakia and Swiss Boeing F-18s.


The Czech Republic, Italy and the UK Royal Navy also sent Mil Mi-24, Agusta/Bell AB212 and AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin HM1 helicopters, respectively.

The Netherlands and Norway have withdrawn their planned participation due to the continuing coalition action to protect civilians in Libya.

Source: Flight International