Armed Forces Overviews
Aéronautique Navale
Aéronautique Navale
The Rafale M was the first production Rafale and was introduced in 2001. It became operational on board the carrier Charles de Gaulle with the F1 version restricted to the air defence role. In 2007 the first Rafale M F2 versions were delivered and immediately active as multirole aircraft in Tajikistan in support of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.
Photo: Joris Termorshuizen
Cherbourg (LFRC)
Rwy: 10/28
Pos: 49°39'00"N 001°28'13"W
Elev: 459 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
32F det EC225 SECMAR

Cuers/Pierrefeu (LFTF)
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 43°14'52"N 006°07'36"E
Elev: 266 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
DCAN HR100-250
+Overhaul various types

Hyères/Le Palyvestre (LFTH)
Rwy: 05/23, 14/32
Pos: 43°05'50"N 006°08'46"E
Elev: 7 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
CEPA/10S Various
31F NH90 NFH
35F Alouette 3
SA365N
SA365F
36F AS565SA
28F/EPV det EMB121AN
In the near future, 31F will receive NH90s. However, till that time, two Lynxes will be based at Hyeres as 34F det.

The AN operates many different types of Dauphin/Panther helicopters. Here shown is a SA365F1 Dauphin II, which main role is SAR, especially on board of the carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91).
Photo: Ben Smit
La Rochelle (LFBH)
Rwy: 10/28
Pos: 46°10'45"N 001°11'43"W
Elev: 72 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
35F det SA365N

One squadron is still operating the Super Etendard Modernisé, shorebased at Landivisiau in Brittany. The aircraft will be replaced by the Rafale M. These Rafales will be the earlier block types and have to be updated to the current status.
Photo: Piet Luijken
Landivisiau (LFRJ)
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 48°31'49"N 004°09'06"W
Elev: 348 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
11F Rafale M
12F Rafale M
17F Rafale M
57S Falcon 10MER

Many missions are perfomed by the Falcon 10MER. Based at Landiviseau, 57S received these aircraft in 1981 and has used them since for liasion, training and calibration flights.
Photo: Gerard Heijmen
Lanvéoc/Poulmic (LFRL)
Rwy: 06/24, 13/31 (grass)
Pos: 48°16'54"N 004°26'42"W
Elev: 287 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
34F Lynx HAS2(FN)
Lynx HAS4(FN)
22S/ESHE Alouette 3
50S/EIP MS893-100S
CAP 10B
SR20
33F NH90-NFH

Le Touquet/Paris-Plage (LFAT)
Rwy: 14/32
Pos: 50°31'03"N 001°37'14"E
Elev: 36 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
35F det SA365N

Lorient/Lann-Bihoué (LFRH)
Rwy: 02/20, 08/26
Pos: 47°45'38"N 003°26'24"W
Elev: 169 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
4F E-2C
23F ATL2
24F Falcon 50MS
EMB121AN
21F ATL2
28F/EPV EMB121AN
Their is also a QRA detachment on this field consisting of two Mirage F1CTs of ER02.033.
28F also operates some civil registrated Jetstreams from April 2009 as replacement for the N262s.

Noumea/La Tontouta (New Caledonia) (NWWW)
BA186
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 22°00'52"S 166°12'47"E
Elev: 52 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
25F det Falcon 200 Guardian

Tahiti/Faaa (NTAA)
DA190
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 17°33'14"S 149°36'26"W
Elev: 7 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
35F det AS365N3+
25F Falcon 200 Guardian

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