A further iterative development of the warplane has been recently announced: the new F3R standard will include the integration of MBDA’s Meteor BVR (beyond visual range) air-to-air missile, the latest version of the Sagem AASM Hammer air-to-surface guided munition and the newer version of the Thales’s PDL-NG laser designation pod.
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Although it’s in French language, the following video released by the French MoD is quite interesting as it shows the FAF C-135FR refueling ops from N’Djamena, Chad. The French tanker are quite similar to the […]
The French Air Force have conveyed a complex drill whose aim was to test the nuclear capability of the service, the French Ministry of Defence said. The exercise featured a Mirage 2000N jet carrying ASMP-A […]