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.

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 H160B(civ)

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 NH90-NFH
Various
28F/EPV det EMB121AN
31F NH90-NFH
32F det H160B(civ)
35F SA365N
AS365N3
AS365F1
AS365SP
36F AS565SA
36F will be the UAV flotilla in the near future, operating the Schiebel S-100 Camcopter UAV.

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).

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

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.

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
22S/ESHE SA365N3 (civ)
32F H160B
33F NH90-NFH
34F AS365N3
50S/EIP CAP 10B
SR20

Le Touquet/Côte d'Opale (LFAT)

RWY 13/31     POS 50°30'53"N 001°37'39"E     ELEV 21 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
21F ATL2
23F ATL2
24F Falcon 50MS
EMB121AN
28F/EPV EMB121AN

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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