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    Post  Isos on Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:28 pm

    George1 wrote:The first C-130J aircraft for the French Air Force

    The American corporation Lockheed Martin distributed photos of the rolling out on October 20, 2017 at its company in Marietta, Georgia, the first medium military transport aircraft C-130J-30 Super Hercules built for the French Air Force (serial number 5836, French number 61-RO).

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    Isn't it similar to A400M ? Why are they buying US stuff while they produce their own equivalent ?
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    Post  GarryB on Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:31 am

    Similar... sort of .

    The A400M is vastly better... on paper.

    Actual problems could make it rather inferior.

    Actually what they should be doing is buying the An-70 from the Ukraine, which is superior to both aircraft by a significant margin.
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    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:55 pm

    [quote="Isos"]
    George1 wrote:

    Isn't it similar to A400M ? Why are they buying US stuff while they produce their own equivalent ?

    Because it is bigger with higher payload and greater range. It is a middle option between C-130 and C-17. They are buying C-130Js as tankers for their helicopters as the A400M has not been certified for it yet. It will form a joint squadron with German aircraft of the same type.
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    Post  George1 on Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:36 pm

    French Air Force received the first military transport aircraft C-130J-30

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    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:44 pm

    PARIS ― The French Air Force has taken delivery of a second C-130J Super Hercules transport plane, which flew across the Atlantic Ocean to land at the Orleans air base, the Armed Forces Ministry said.

    https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2018/06/08/french-air-force-receives-second-super-hercules-aircraft-from-lockheed/
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    Post  George1 on Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:21 pm

    The French Air Force receives the first Airbus A330 MRTT

    On July 6, 2018, the Ministry of the Armed Forces of France distributed photographs of the first French-built Airbus A330 MRTT (French official name Phénix) refueling tank in the full color of the French Air Force. It is reported that the aircraft (serial number 1735) will be handed over to the French Air Force in the near future and on July 14 will take part in the air of the military parade in Paris in honor of the Bastille Day.

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    Post  Labrador on Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:14 pm

    George1 wrote:The French Air Force receives the first Airbus A330 MRTT

    On July 6, 2018, the Ministry of the Armed Forces of France distributed photographs of the first French-built Airbus A330 MRTT (French official name Phénix) refueling tank in the full color of the French Air Force. It is reported that the aircraft (serial number 1735) will be handed over to the French Air Force in the near future and on July 14 will take part in the air of the military parade in Paris in honor of the Bastille Day.

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    And it is my boy Smile arrived to his base now

    A-400M !

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    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:23 pm

    French successes in the fight against Russia


    In the French Air Force, it is reported in social media that since 2007 France has been the second most important participant in the NATO air patrol mission in the Baltic States (Baltic Air Policing). During this mission, the French Air Force carried out seven deployments in the Baltic States since 2007, totaling 3,600 hours on 2,800 sorties and making 82 interception of Russian aircraft.

    It is also reported that the DRLO and Boeing E-3F Sentry aircraft of the French Air Force have made 26 flights over Poland since 2014 and six flights over the territory of the Baltic States.

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    Post  George1 on Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:10 pm

    French Air Force received all ordered Pilatus PC-21 training aircraft


    According to the well-known aviation resource Scramble, the French Air Force received all 17 turboprop PC-21 training aircraft built for them by the Swiss company Pilatus Aircraft. The aircraft were part of the flight school of l'École de Pilotage de l'Armée de l'Air 00.315 "Général Pierre Jarry" (EPAA00.315), carrying out the main stage of the flight training of flight personnel of combat aircraft of the French Air Force, and are based on the airfield Cognac-Chateaubern (Cognac / Châteaubernard) in the south of France. In the fleet of this school, the RS-21 aircraft replaced the piston Socata TB-30 Epsilon training aircraft operated since 1984.

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    Post  Vladimir79 on Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:20 pm

    I don't see how they replace 100 Alpha Jets with 17 PC-21s.

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