French Air Force

air warfare branch of France's armed forces until 2020

The French Air Force (French: Armée de l'Air, literally Army of the Air) is the air force of France. It was formed in 1909 as the Service Aéronautique de l'Armée, part of the French Army, and finally independent in 1934 in its current form. In 2013 it has an important fleet[1] of aircraft.

Armée de l'Air
Aircraft flown
AttackDassault Mirage 2000, Dassault Rafale
Beoing E-3F SDA
FighterDassault Mirage 2000, Dassault Rafale
InterceptorDassault Mirage 2000, Dassault Rafale
ReconnaissanceDassault Mirage 2000, Dassault Rafale, EADS Harfang,
TrainerGrob G.120, SOCATA TB.30 Epsilon, Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E, Eurocopter AS-555 Fennec,
TransportAirbus A310, Airbus A340, Airbus A400M, Boeing C-135FR, Lockheed C-130H and C-130H-30, Transall C.160, Casa CN-235, Aérospatiale SA-330 Puma, Eurocopter AS-332 Super Puma, Eurocopter EC725 Caracal

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In France the air force bases are called Bases Aériennes or BA and have a number, like Base Aérienne 117 in Paris.

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  1. (in French)

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