Second VADOR for Armée de l'Air

On 2 December 2020, the second Beech 350ER/ALSR has been delivered to the Armée de l'Air (AdlA, French Air Force).

The special missions aircraft, serial 1030/F-RACH, is operated by EEA01.054 Dunkerque (Escadron électronique aéroporté) at Base aérienne 105 Evreux/Fauville (BA105).

The first aircraft was handed over to the AdlA on 5 August 2020. A third aircraft, serial 479/F-GYEE, arrived in France in 2019 and is expected to be delivered in 2023.

The ALSR is capable of performing intelligence missions with a small logistical footprint and great ease of deployment.

The aircraft, together with the special equipment, is named VADOR (vecteur aéroporté de désignation, d'observation et de reconnaissance / airborne vector for designation, observation and reconnaissance), and the aircraft is equipped with the latest generation of intelligence systems.

Photos: Jean-Luc Brunet / armée de l'air et de l'espace

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