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French Air Force

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The French Air Force (Armée de l'Air Française), literally Aerial Army) is the air force of the French Armed Forces. It was formed in 1909 as the Service Aéronautique, a service arm of the French Army, then was made an independent military arm in 1934. The number of aircraft in service with the French Air Force varies depending on source, however sources from the French Ministry of Defence give a figure of 658 aircraft in 2014. The French Air Force has 241 combat aircraft in service, with the majority being 133 Dassault Mirage 2000 and 108 Dassault Rafale. As of early 2017, the French Air Force employs a total of 41,160 regular personnel. The reserve element of the air force consisted of 5,187 personnel of the Operational Reserve. The Chief of Staff of the French Air Force (CEMAA) is a direct subordinate of the Chief of the Defence Staff (CEMA). [1]

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Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma

The Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma is a four-bladed, twin-engined medium transport/utility helicopter.

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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi (أبو ظبي) is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (the most populous being Dubai), and also capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the UAE's seven emirates.

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Aerial warfare

Aerial warfare is the battlespace use of military aircraft and other flying machines in warfare.

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan (Pashto/Dari:, Pashto: Afġānistān, Dari: Afġānestān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.

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Air force

An air force, also known in some countries as an aerospace force or air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military branch that primarily conducts aerial warfare.

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Air Force Training Command (France)

The Air Force Training Command (Commandement des ecoles de l'armee de l'air, CEAA) was a major command of the French Air Force.

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Air Forces Command (France)

The Air Forces Command (Commandement des Forces Aériennes (CFA)) is a command of the French Air Force.

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Air traffic controller

Air traffic controllers often abbreviated ATC are personnel responsible for the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic in the global air traffic control system.

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Air-Britain

Air-Britain, traditionally sub-titled "The International Association of Aviation Enthusiasts", is a non-profit aviation society founded in July 1948.

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Air-Sol Moyenne Portée

The Air-Sol Moyenne Portée (ASMP; medium-range air to surface missile) is a French nuclear air-launched cruise missile.

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Airborne early warning and control

An airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system is an airborne radar picket system designed to detect aircraft, ships and vehicles at long ranges and perform command and control of the battlespace in an air engagement by directing fighter and attack aircraft strikes.

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Airbus A310

The Airbus A310 is a medium- to long-range twin-engined wide-body jet airliner that was developed and manufactured by Airbus, then a consortium of European aerospace manufacturers.

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Airbus A340

The Airbus A340 is a long-range, four-engine, wide-body commercial passenger jet airliner that was developed and produced by the European aerospace company Airbus.

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Airbus A400M Atlas

The Airbus A400M Atlas Airbus Military, 6 July 2012.

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Aircraft pilot

An aircraft pilot or aviator is a person who controls the flight of an aircraft by operating its directional flight controls.

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Airship

An airship or dirigible balloon is a type of aerostat or lighter-than-air aircraft that can navigate through the air under its own power.

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Algerian War

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Ambérieu-en-Bugey

Ambérieu-en-Bugey (pronounced) is a French commune in the department of Ain in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France.

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André Lanata

Général d'armée aérienne André Lanata (born 10 October 1961) (André Lanata) is a French Hunter Fighter pilot, and Chief of Staff of the French Air Force CEMAA since September 21, 2015.

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Army of the Levant

The Army of the Levant (Armée du Levant) identifies the armed forces of France and then Vichy France which occupied, and were in part recruited from, a portion of the "Levant" during the interwar period and early World War II.

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Artillery

Artillery is a class of large military weapons built to fire munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry's small arms.

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Avord Air Base

Avord Air Base or BA 702 (Base Aérienne 702 Capitaine Georges Madon), named after Captain Georges Madon, is a base of the French Air Force located north northwest of Avord in central France.

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École de formation des sous-officiers de l'armée de l'air

L'École de formation des sous-officiers de l'armée de l'air is the training school for non-commissioned officers, recruited directly from the civil life, of the French Air Force.

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École de l'air

The École de l'Air is a military school and grande école training line officers in the French Air Force. It is located at Salon-de-Provence Air Base in Salon-de-Provence, France.

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Évreux-Fauville Air Base

Évreux-Fauville Air Base (Base aérienne 105 Évreux or BA 105) is a French Air Force base located about 2 miles (3 km) east of the town of Évreux in the Eure département, on the north side of the Route nationale 13 (N13) Highway.

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Île-de-France

Île-de-France ("Island of France"), also known as the région parisienne ("Parisian Region"), is one of the 18 regions of France and includes the city of Paris.

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Ballistic missile

A ballistic missile follows a ballistic trajectory to deliver one or more warheads on a predetermined target.

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Bastille Day military parade

The Bastille Day Military Parade (or 14 July Military Parade, translation of the French name of Défilé militaire du 14 Juillet) is a French military parade that has been held on the morning of 14 July each year in Paris since 1880, almost without exception.

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Battle of France

The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War.

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Boeing C-135 Stratolifter

The Boeing C-135 Stratolifter is a transport aircraft derived from the prototype Boeing 367-80 jet airliner (also the basis for the 707) in the early 1950s.

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Boeing E-3 Sentry

The Boeing E-3 Sentry, commonly known as AWACS, is an American airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft developed by Boeing.

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Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a military aerial refueling aircraft.

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux (Gascon Occitan: Bordèu) is a port city on the Garonne in the Gironde department in Southwestern France.

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Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport

Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac) is the international airport of Bordeaux, in south-western France.

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Brétigny-sur-Orge Air Base

Brétigny-sur-Orge Air Base (Base aérienne 217 Bretigny-Sur-Orge) is a French Air Force Armée de l'Air (ALA) base.

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CASA/IPTN CN-235

The CASA/IPTN CN-235 is a medium-range twin-engined transport aircraft that was jointly developed by Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) of Spain and Indonesian manufacturer IPTN, as a regional airliner and military transport.

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Cavalry

Cavalry (from the French cavalerie, cf. cheval 'horse') or horsemen were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback.

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Cazaux Air Base

Cazaux Air Base (Base aérienne 120 Cazaux) is a French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) base.

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Chad

Chad (تشاد; Tchad), officially the Republic of Chad ("Republic of the Chad"), is a landlocked country in Central Africa.

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Chadian–Libyan conflict

The Chadian–Libyan conflict was a series of sporadic clashes in Chad between 1978 and 1987 between Libyan and Chadian forces.

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Châteaudun Air Base

Châteaudun Air Base (Base aérienne 279 Châteaudun) was a French Air Force (Armée de l'Air base, until 1934 and 2014. The base was located approximately southeast of Châteaudun; about southwest of Paris. It is currently an airfield rattached to Orléans – Bricy Air Base. The base is primarily used for aircraft storage and ferrying them to other squadrons of the Air Force. Entrepot de l'Armee de l'Air 601 was assigned to perform this mission. Each French Air Force squadron stores some of its planes for a while thereby artificially prolong the life of the fleet and better material management. The EAA also has the task of storing new aircraft to be used in time of war. To fulfill its mission, the EAA has the Group Maintenance, repair and storage of aircraft (GERS). A SAN Jodel D.140 Mousquetaire training aircraft is assigned to the base for courier duties.

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Chief of Staff of the French Air Force

The Chief of the Staff of the French Air Force (Chef d'état-major de l'Armée de l'Air, CEMAA) is in France the officer commanding this army.

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Chief of the Defence Staff (France)

The Chief of the General Staff of the Armies ((C)hef d'(É)tat-(M)ajor des (A)rmées) (acronym: C.E.M.A.) is the chief (Chef) of the general staff headquarters (État-Major) of the Armies (Armées) of France and leading senior military officer responsible for usage of the French Armed Forces, ensuring the commandment of all military operations (under reserve of the particular dispositions relative to nuclear deterrence).

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Cognac – Châteaubernard Air Base

Cognac – Châteaubernard Air Base (Base aérienne 709 Cognac-Châteaubernard or BA 709) is a base of the French Air Force located in Châteaubernard, 2.8 kilometre south of Cognac.

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Cold War

The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).

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Combat search and rescue

Combat search and rescue (CSAR) are search and rescue operations that are carried out during war that are within or near combat zones.

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Commissariat

A commissariat is a department or organization commanded by a commissary or by a corps of commissaries.

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Commissioner

A commissioner is, in principle, a member of a commission or an individual who has been given a commission (official charge or authority to do something).

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Dakar

Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal.

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Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation SA is an international French aircraft manufacturer of military, regional, and business jets, a subsidiary of Dassault Group.

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Dassault Falcon 2000

The Dassault Falcon 2000 is a French business jet and a member of Dassault Aviation's Falcon business jet line, and is a twin-engine, slightly smaller development of the Falcon 900 trijet, with transcontinental range.

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Dassault Falcon 50

The Dassault Falcon 50 is a French super mid-sized, long-range business jet, featuring a trijet layout with an S-duct air intake for the central engine.

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Dassault Falcon 7X

The Dassault Falcon 7X is a large-cabin, 5,950 nmi range business jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation, the largest of its Dassault Falcon line.

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Dassault Falcon 900

The Dassault Falcon 900 is a French-built corporate jet aircraft made by Dassault Aviation.

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Dassault Mirage 2000

The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a French multirole, single-engine fourth-generation jet fighter manufactured by Dassault Aviation.

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Dassault Mirage 2000N/2000D

The Dassault Mirage 2000N is a variant of the Mirage 2000 designed for nuclear strike.

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Dassault Mirage 5

The Dassault Mirage 5 is a supersonic attack aircraft designed in France by Dassault Aviation during the 1960s and manufactured in France and a number of other countries.

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Dassault Mirage F1

The Dassault Mirage F1 is a French fighter and attack aircraft designed and manufactured by Dassault Aviation.

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Dassault Mirage III

The Dassault Mirage III is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fighter aircraft developed and manufactured by French aircraft company Dassault Aviation.

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Dassault Mirage IV

The Dassault Mirage IV was a French jet-propelled supersonic strategic bomber and deep-reconnaissance aircraft.

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Dassault Rafale

The Dassault Rafale (literally meaning "gust of wind", and "burst of fire" in a more military sense) is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation.

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Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet

The Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet is a light attack jet and advanced jet trainer co-manufactured by Dassault Aviation of France and Dornier Flugzeugwerke of Germany.

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De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter

The de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, currently marketed as the Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter, is a Canadian 19-passenger STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada and currently produced by Viking Air.

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Delta wing

The delta wing is a wing shaped in the form of a triangle.

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Diamond HK36 Super Dimona

The Diamond HK36 Super Dimona is an extensive family of Austrian low-wing, T-tailed, two-seat motor gliders that were designed by Wolf Hoffmann and currently produced by Diamond Aircraft Industries.

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Dijon Air Base

Dijon-Longvic Airport and Air Base (Base aérienne 102 Dijon) is a former French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) air base.

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Djibouti

Djibouti (جيبوتي, Djibouti, Jabuuti, Gabuuti), officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa.

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Drachenbronn Air Base

Drachenbronn Air Base (Base Aérienne 901 Drachenbronn) of the French Air Force is located in the community of Drachenbronn-Birlenbach in the Bas-Rhin département.

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Dushanbe

Dushanbe (Душанбе) is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan.

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Embraer EMB 121 Xingu

The Embraer EMB 121 Xingu (pronounced "shingoo") is a twin-turboprop fixed-wing aircraft built by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer.

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Engineer

Engineers, as practitioners of engineering, are people who invent, design, analyze, build, and test machines, systems, structures and materials to fulfill objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma

The Airbus Helicopters H215 (formerly Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma) is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-size utility helicopter developed and marketed originally by Aérospatiale, later by Eurocopter and currently by Airbus Helicopters.

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Eurocopter AS532 Cougar

The Eurocopter AS532 Cougar (now Airbus Helicopters H215M) is a twin-engine, medium-weight, multipurpose helicopter developed by France.

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Eurocopter EC725

The Eurocopter EC725 Caracal (also named Super Cougar), now called Airbus Helicopters H225M, is a long-range tactical transport military helicopter developed from the Eurocopter AS532 Cougar for military use.

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Eurocopter Fennec

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS550 Fennec and AS555 Fennec 2 are lightweight, multipurpose military helicopters manufactured by Eurocopter Group (now Airbus Helicopters).

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Extra EA-300

The Extra Flugzeugbau EA300 is a two-seat aerobatic monoplane capable of Unlimited category competition.

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Falklands War

The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas), also known as the Falklands Conflict, Falklands Crisis, Malvinas War, South Atlantic Conflict, and the Guerra del Atlántico Sur (Spanish for "South Atlantic War"), was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands, and its territorial dependency, the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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Fighter aircraft

A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft, whose main mission is to attack ground targets.

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First Indochina War

The First Indochina War (generally known as the Indochina War in France, and as the Anti-French Resistance War in Vietnam) began in French Indochina on 19 December 1946, and lasted until 20 July 1954.

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Force de dissuasion

The Force de frappe (French for: strike force), or Force de dissuasion after 1961,Gunston, Bill.

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Free French Air Forces

The Free French Air Forces (Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres, FAFL) were the air arm of the Free French Forces during the Second World War from 1940.

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French air defence radar systems

The French air defence organisation is integrated in the military Armée de l’Air (ALA), the French Air Force.

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French Armed Forces

The French Armed Forces (Forces armées françaises) encompass the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the National Guard and the Gendarmerie of the French Republic.

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French Army

The French Army, officially the Ground Army (Armée de terre) (to distinguish it from the French Air Force, Armée de L'air or Air Army) is the land-based and largest component of the French Armed Forces.

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French colonial empire

The French colonial empire constituted the overseas colonies, protectorates and mandate territories that came under French rule from the 16th century onward.

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French Guiana

French Guiana (pronounced or, Guyane), officially called Guiana (Guyane), is an overseas department and region of France, on the north Atlantic coast of South America in the Guyanas.

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French Indochina

French Indochina (previously spelled as French Indo-China) (French: Indochine française; Lao: ສະຫະພັນອິນດູຈີນ; Khmer: សហភាពឥណ្ឌូចិន; Vietnamese: Đông Dương thuộc Pháp/東洋屬法,, frequently abbreviated to Đông Pháp; Chinese: 法属印度支那), officially known as the Indochinese Union (French: Union indochinoise) after 1887 and the Indochinese Federation (French: Fédération indochinoise) after 1947, was a grouping of French colonial territories in Southeast Asia.

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French language

French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.

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French Naval Aviation

French Naval Aviation (often abbreviated in French to: « l'Aéronavale », or « Aviation navale » or more simply « l'Aéro ») is the naval air arm of the French Navy.

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French North Africa

French North Africa was a collection of territories in North Africa controlled by France, centering on French Algeria.

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French Polynesia

French Polynesia (Polynésie française; Pōrīnetia Farāni) is an overseas collectivity of the French Republic; collectivité d'outre-mer de la République française (COM), sometimes unofficially referred to as an overseas country; pays d'outre-mer (POM).

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Fusiliers Commandos de l'Air

The Fusiliers Commandos de l'Air (French for "Fusilier commandos of the Air (force)") of France's Armée de l'Air (French Air Force) are equivalent to the United Kingdom's RAF Regiment, Germany's Objektschutzregiment der Luftwaffe or the United States Air Force's United States Air Force Security Forces.

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Gabon

Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic (République gabonaise), is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa.

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Général

Général is the French word for general.

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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (sometimes called Predator B) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations, developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) primarily for the United States Air Force (USAF).

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Great Britain

Great Britain, also known as Britain, is a large island in the north Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe.

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Grenoble

Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère.

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Groupe de ravitaillement en vol 2/91 Bretagne

The Groupe de ravitaillement en vol 2/91 Bretagne (Groupe de ravitaillement en vol 2/91 Bretagne) or Air Supply Group 2/91 Bretagne is a unit of the French Air Force specialized in missions of air supply.Implanted on an Aerial Base, the unit is equipped with Boeing KC-135FR Stratotanker and Boeing C-135FR Stratolifter tanker/transports.

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Gulf War

The Gulf War (2 August 199028 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 199017 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 199128 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

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Hexagone Balard

Hexagone Balard is the new general staff headquarters of the French Armed Forces.

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Infantry

Infantry is the branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and tank forces.

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International military intervention against ISIL

In response to rapid territorial gains made by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during the first half of 2014, and its universally-condemned executions, reported human rights abuses and the fear of further spillovers of the Syrian Civil War, many states began to intervene against it in both the Syrian Civil War and the Iraqi Civil War (2014–present).

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Iraq

Iraq (or; العراق; عێراق), officially known as the Republic of Iraq (جُمُهورية العِراق; کۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west.

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Istres-Le Tubé Air Base

Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (Base Aérienne 125 or BA 125) is a large multi-role tasked French Air Force base located near Istres, northwest of Marseille, France.

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Italy

Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Joint Directorate of Infrastructure Networks and Information Systems

The Joint Direction of Intrastructure Networks and Information Systems (Direction Interarmées des Réseaux d'Infrastructure et des Systèmes d'Information, or DIRSI) is a Communications and information systems organisation of the French Armed Forces.

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Joint Space Command (France)

The Joint Space Command (JSC) (Commandement Interarmées de l'Espace, CIE) is a joint formation of the French Armed Forces, which deals with space questions.

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Kosovo War

No description.

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Lafayette Escadrille

The La Fayette Escadrille (Escadrille de La Fayette) was a U.S. volunteer unit constituted in 1916 under French command, who came forth to help France during World War I. The escadrille of the ''Aéronautique Militaire'', was composed largely of American volunteer pilots flying fighters.

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Libreville

Libreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon, in western central Africa.

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Lieutenant

A lieutenant (abbreviated Lt, LT, Lieut and similar) is a junior commissioned officer in the armed forces, fire services, police and other organizations of many nations.

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List of active Squadrons of the French Air Force

The List of Active Squadrons of the French Air Force lists currently active squadrons of the French Air Force.

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List of dissolved Squadrons of the French Air Force

This is a list of dissolved, currently inactive squadrons of the French Air Force.

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List of Escadres of the French Air Force

This is a list of Escadres (Wings) of the French Air Force.

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List of French Air Force aircraft squadrons

Many of the former and active Squadrons of the French Air Force have direct lineage links to many of the "dissolved" squadrons.

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List of French paratrooper units

The history of French airborne units began in the Interwar period when the French Armed Forces formed specialized paratroopers units.

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin).

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Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft.

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Luxeuil Air Base

Luxeuil (Base aérienne 116 Luxeuil Saint-Sauveur or BA 116) is a medium size air base located at, near Luxeuil-les-Bains in the Franche-Comté region of France.

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Luxeuil-les-Bains

Luxeuil-les-Bains is a commune in the Haute-Saône department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.

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Lyon – Mont Verdun Air Base

Lyon – Mont Verdun Air Base (Base Aérienne 942) is located to the northwest of Lyon.

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Mali

Mali, officially the Republic of Mali (République du Mali), is a landlocked country in West Africa, a region geologically identified with the West African Craton.

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Martinique

Martinique is an insular region of France located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of and a population of 385,551 inhabitants as of January 2013.

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Mauritania

Mauritania (موريتانيا; Gànnaar; Soninke: Murutaane; Pulaar: Moritani; Mauritanie), officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of Northwestern Africa.

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Meteorology

Meteorology is a branch of the atmospheric sciences which includes atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric physics, with a major focus on weather forecasting.

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Metz-Frescaty Air Base

Metz-Frescaty Air Base (Base aérienne 128 Metz-Frescaty) is a front-line French Air Force Armée de l'Air (ALA) base.

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Military Air Transport Command

The Military Air Transport Command (French: Commandement du transport aérien militaire (COTAM)) was a command of the French Air Force.

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Military doctrine

Military doctrine is the expression of how military forces contribute to campaigns, major operations, battles, and engagements.

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Military reserve forces of France

The military reserve forces of France are the military reserve force within the French Armed Forces.

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Ministry of the Armed Forces (France)

The Ministry of the Armed Forces (Ministère des Armées) is the French department in charge of managing the French Armed Forces inside and outside French soil.

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Mission Héraclès

Mission Héraclès was a 2001 operation of the French Navy, in support of the War in Afghanistan against the Taliban.

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Mont-de-Marsan

Mont-de-Marsan (Gascon: Lo Mont de Marçan) is a commune and capital of the Landes department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

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Mont-de-Marsan Air Base

Mont-de-Marsan Air Base (French: Base aérienne 118 Mont-de-Marsan) (ICAO: LFBM) is a front-line French Air Force (French: Armée de l'Air) (ALA) fighter base located approximately 2 km north of Mont-de-Marsan, in the Landes department of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France.

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N'Djamena

N’Djamena (N'Djaména; انجمينا Injamīnā) is the capital and largest city of Chad.

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Nancy – Ochey Air Base

Nancy-Ochey Air Base (Base aérienne 133 Nancy-Ochey) is a front-line French Air Force base located approximately 11 km west-southwest of Neuves-Maisons in the Département de Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

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Nancy, France

Nancy (Nanzig) is the capital of the north-eastern French department of Meurthe-et-Moselle, and formerly the capital of the Duchy of Lorraine, and then the French province of the same name.

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NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.

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New Caledonia

New Caledonia (Nouvelle-Calédonie)Previously known officially as the "Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies" (Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances), then simply as the "Territory of New Caledonia" (French: Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie), the official French name is now only Nouvelle-Calédonie (Organic Law of 19 March 1999, article 222 IV — see). The French courts often continue to use the appellation Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.

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Opération Épervier

Opération Épervier (Sparrowhawk) was the codename, from 1986 until 2014, for the French military presence in Chad.

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Opération Harmattan

Opération Harmattan is the codename for the French participation in the 2011 military intervention in Libya.

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Operation Unified Protector

Operation Unified Protector was a NATO operation in 2011 enforcing United Nations Security Council resolutions 1970 and 1973 concerning the Libyan Civil War and adopted on 26 February and 17 March 2011, respectively.

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Orange-Caritat Air Base

Air Base 115 Orange-Caritat (Base aérienne 115 Orange-Caritat "Capitaine de Seyne" or BA 115) is a French Air Force base equipped with one runway and named after Capitaine de Seyne.

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Orléans – Bricy Air Base

Orléans – Bricy Air Base (Base aérienne 123 « Commandant Charles Paoli ») is a French Air Force (Armée de l'Air (ALA) base. The base is located approximately north-northwesst of Ingré near the city of Orléans; about south-southwest of Paris. The mission of the base is primarily tactical airlift.

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Overseas collectivity

The French overseas collectivities (collectivité d'outre-mer or COM), like the French regions, are first-order administrative divisions of France.

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Overseas France

Overseas France (France d'outre-mer) consists of all the French-administerd territories outside the European continent.

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Paris

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.

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Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf (lit), (الخليج الفارسي) is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia.

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Pilatus PC-21

The Pilatus PC-21 is a turboprop-powered advanced trainer with a stepped tandem cockpit.

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Port

A port is a maritime commercial facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo.

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Quartier Colonel Dio

Quartier Colonel Dio is a French Army installation in Meyenheim, in the Alsace region of France, near the German and Swiss borders.

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Ranks in the French Air Force

Rank insignia in the French air force are worn on the sleeve or on shoulder marks of uniforms.

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Réunion

Réunion (La Réunion,; previously Île Bourbon) is an island and region of France in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and southwest of Mauritius.

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Reims – Champagne Air Base

Reims – Champagne Air Base (Base aérienne 112 Reims-Champagne) is a former Front-line French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) air base.

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René Mouchotte

Commandant René Mouchotte DFC (21 August 1914 – 27 August 1943) was a World War II pilot of the French Air Force, who escaped from Vichy French–controlled Oran to join the Free French forces.

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Rochefort, Charente-Maritime

Rochefort is a commune in southwestern France, a port on the Charente estuary.

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Romorantin

Romorantin is a traditional French variety of white wine grape, that is a sibling of Chardonnay.

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S2 (missile)

The S2 was the first deployed French land-based strategic missile, equipped with a single nuclear warhead of 120 kilotonnes.

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S3 (missile)

The S3 was a French land-based Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile, equipped with a single 1.2-megatonne thermonuclear warhead.

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Saint-Dizier

Saint-Dizier is a commune in the Haute-Marne department in north-eastern France.

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Saint-Dizier – Robinson Air Base

Saint-Dizier-Robinson Air Base (Base aérienne 113 Saint-Dizier) is a front-line French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) (ALA) fighter base located approximately west of Saint-Dizier, in the Haute-Marne department of the Champagne-Ardenne region in northwestern France.

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Saintes, Charente-Maritime

Saintes is a commune and historic town in southwestern France, in the Charente-Maritime department of which it is a sub-prefecture, in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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Salon-de-Provence Air Base

Salon-de-Provence Air Base (Base aérienne 701 Salon-de-Provence or BA 701) is a base of the French Air Force located south Salon-de-Provence in southern France.

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SAN Jodel D.140 Mousquetaire

The SAN Jodel D.140 Mousquetaire (en:Musketeer) is a French five-seat light touring monoplane based on the earlier Jodel D.117 and built by Société Aeronautique Normande (SAN) at Bernay.

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Senate (France)

The Senate (Sénat; pronunciation) is the upper house of the French Parliament, presided over by a president.

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Six-Day War

The Six-Day War (Hebrew: מלחמת ששת הימים, Milhemet Sheshet Ha Yamim; Arabic: النكسة, an-Naksah, "The Setback" or حرب ۱۹٦۷, Ḥarb 1967, "War of 1967"), also known as the June War, 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, was fought between 5 and 10 June 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt (known at the time as the United Arab Republic), Jordan, and Syria.

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Socata TB 30 Epsilon

The Socata TB 30 Epsilon is a light military trainer aircraft produced by Socata (then part of Aérospatiale).

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SOCATA TBM

The SOCATA TBM 700 (also marketed as the TBM 850, Daher TBM 900, Daher TBM 910 and Daher TBM 930) is a high performance single-engine turboprop light business and utility aircraft manufactured by Daher.

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Solenzara Air Base

Air Base 126 Solenzara (Base aérienne 126 Solenzara) is a French Air Force (Armée de l'Air (ALA) base located in the village of Ventiseri approximately 40 km north-northeast of Porto-Vecchio on Corsica. Today the Air Base is a NATO tactical training center. It hosts a French Air Force helicopter liaison squadron.

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Special Operations Command (France)

The Commandement des Opérations Spéciales (COS; "Special Operations Command") is the organisation which coordinates the use of the French special forces of all military branches (Army, Navy, and Air Force).

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Strategic Air Forces Command

The Strategic Air Forces (FAS) (official) (Forces Aériennes Stratégiques) were created on January 14 1964 and are in charge of the deployment of nuclear weapons at the corps of the French Air Force.

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Structure of NATO

The Structure of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is complex and multi-faceted.

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Suez Crisis

The Suez Crisis, or the Second Arab–Israeli War, also named the Tripartite Aggression (in the Arab world) and Operation Kadesh or Sinai War (in Israel),Also named: Suez Canal Crisis, Suez War, Suez–Sinai war, Suez Campaign, Sinai Campaign, Operation Musketeer (أزمة السويس /‎ العدوان الثلاثي, "Suez Crisis"/ "the Tripartite Aggression"; Crise du canal de Suez; מבצע קדש "Operation Kadesh", or מלחמת סיני, "Sinai War") was an invasion of Egypt in late 1956 by Israel, followed by the United Kingdom and France.

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Tajikistan

Tajikistan (or; Тоҷикистон), officially the Republic of Tajikistan (Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон, Jumhuriyi Tojikiston), is a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Asia with an estimated population of million people as of, and an area of.

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Taverny Air Base

Taverny Air Base (formerly Base Aérienne 921 "Frères Mahé" de Taverny) is located in the communities of Taverny and Bessancourt in the Val d'Oise département of France, twenty kilometers north of Paris.

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Tours

Tours is a city located in the centre-west of France.

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Transall C-160

The Transall C-160 is a military transport aircraft, produced as a joint venture between France and Germany.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Varennes-sur-Allier

Varennes-sur-Allier is a commune in the Allier department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in central France.

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Vélizy – Villacoublay Air Base

Vélizy – Villacoublay Air Base (Base aérienne 107 Vélizy-Villacoublay) is a French Air Force (Armée de l'Air (ALA) base. The base is located approximately southeast of Vélizy-Villacoublay; about southwest of Paris.

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Vichy French Air Force

The Vichy French Air Force (Armée de l'air de Vichy) was the aerial branch of the armed forces of Vichy France - the government of France that collaborated with the Axis powers following the defeat of France by Germany in 1940.

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War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

The War in Afghanistan (or the U.S. War in Afghanistan; code named Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (2001–2014) and Operation Freedom's Sentinel (2015–present)) followed the United States invasion of Afghanistan of October 7, 2001.

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War memorial

A war memorial is a building, monument, statue or other edifice to celebrate a war or victory, or (predominating in modern times) to commemorate those who died or were injured in a war.

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Wing (military aviation unit)

In military aviation, a wing is a unit of command.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Yom Kippur War

The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War (or מלחמת יום כיפור,;,, or حرب تشرين), also known as the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, was a war fought from October 6 to 25, 1973, by a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel.

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Yugoslav Wars

The Yugoslav Wars were a series of ethnic conflicts, wars of independence and insurgencies fought from 1991 to 1999/2001 in the former Yugoslavia.

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01.007 Fighter Squadron "Provence"

The Escadron de Chasse or Fighter Squadron 1/3 Navarre or EC 1/7 Provence (Escadron de Chasse 1/7 Provence) is a French Air Force fighter squadron currently stationed at Al Dhafra Air Base since June 24 2016.

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02.005 Fighter Squadron "Île-de-France"

The Escadron de Chasse or Fighter Squadron 2/5 Île-de-France or EC 2/5 Île-de-France (Escadron de Chasse 2/5 Île-de-France) is a French Air Force fighter squadron currently stationed at Orange-Caritat Air Base and equipped with the Dassault Mirage 2000C fighter aircraft.

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1909 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1909.

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1934 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1934.

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1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment

The 1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment (1er Régiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes, 1er R.C.P) is the oldest and among the most decorated airborne regiments of the French Army.

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1st Strategic Missile Group (France)

The 1st Strategic Missiles Groupment (1er Groupement de Missiles Stratégiques, 1er GMS) is a former unit of the Strategic Air Forces of the French Air Force.

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2e Escadre de Chasse

The 2e Escadre de Chasse (2nd Fighter Wing) is a fighter formation of the Fighter Brigade of the French Air Force.

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30e Escadre de Chasse

The 30e Escadre de Chasse or 30th Hunter Escadre (30e Escadre de Chasse) is a wing of the Fighter Brigade of the French Air Force.

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31e Escadre Aérienne de Ravitaillement et de Transport Stratégiques

The 31e Escadre Aérienne de Ravitaillement et de Transport Stratégiques (31e Escadre Aérienne de Ravitaillement et de Transport Stratégiques) is a air refueling and transport unit of the French Air Force activated on August 27 2014 at Istres-Le Tubé Air Base.

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3e Escadre de Chasse

The 3e Escadre de Chasse 3e EC or 3rd Fighter Wing is a fighter formation of the Fighter Brigade (Brigade Aérienne de l'Aviation de Chasse) of the French Air Force.

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4e Escadre de Chasse

The 4e Escadre de Chasse 4e EC or 4th Hunter Escadre (4e Escadre de Chasse) is a hunter unit (unité de chasse) formation of the French Air Force.

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8e Escadre de Chasse

The 8e Escadre de Chasse 8e EC or 8th Fighter Wing is a fighter formation of the Fighter Brigade of the French Air Force, which was reformed on August 25, 2015 at Cazaux Air Base.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Air_Force

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