Operation Inherent Resolve Deployment Returns to France

May 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – An Atlantic 2 detachment , deployed since February at the proposed air base (BAP) in the Levant, completed its mission on May 6th. Two aircraft succeeded on the BAP totaling 23 reconnaissance and surveillance missions and more than 200 hours of flight. Atlantic 2 contributed to the intelligence component of the operation. Usually dedicated to maritime missions, and in particular anti-submarine warfare, this maritime patrol aircraft is perfectly suited to ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) missions whose objective in this theater is to detect…

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Duty on the Atlantique 2

March 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – The sailor Franck engaged in November 2017 in the Navy. He is currently participating in his first overseas operation at the airbase planned in the Levant. After a bachelor’s degree in international transport management, Franck crossed the doors of the information and recruitment center of the armies of Marseille. After a period of military naval preparation and three years of reserve at Fort Saint-Louis Toulon, the sailor committed in November 2017. “I am now a mechanic of the fleet, says the young man. I…

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Atlantique 2 Joins Operation Chammal

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Since 19 February 2019, an Atlantic 2 maritime patrol aircraft (ATL 2) has been deployed at the proposed air base in the Levant and is conducting missions for Operation Chammal. The crew of some 30 men is involved in intelligence gathering and is a real support for the forces of the international coalition in the fight against Daesh. Originally designed for the fight against underwater and control of the air-sea environment in an area stretching from the coastal fringe to the open sea, the…

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Second Deployment of the Year for Atlantique 2 in Niamey

October 25, 2018 (Google Translation) – Since the beginning of October, an Atlantic 2 maritime patrol aircraft (ATL2) of the 21F fleet has been deployed at the proposed Niamey airbase. This is his second deployment in 2018 as part of Operation Barkhane. Regularly committed to the benefit of Operation Barkhane in the Sahelo Saharan Strip (BSS), the ATL2 makes it possible to complete the capabilities of “intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance” (ISR) permanently implemented by the Air Force on theater. It thus participates in this combined action of the air means…

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Atlantic 2, a true multipurpose platform

October 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – An Atlantic 2 detachment has just completed a deployment at the proposed air base in Jordan. He took part in the fight against Daesh. The Atlantic 2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (ATL 2) is specifically designed for anti-submarine warfare. Thanks to his abilities, he participates in the control of the air-sea environment in an area stretching from the coastal fringe to the open sea. In the context of Operation Chammal, the environment of its mission is very different. Here, the ATL 2 carries out air-land…

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Naval aeronautics: Franco-British training off Brest

September 26, 2018 (Google Translation) – On September 18, 2018, training between the Royal Navy and the sailors of the sky took place off Pointe Finistère. An Atlantic 2 Flotilla 23F , 2 Rafale Marine Flotilla 12F and the British frigate HMS Dragon , took advantage of this mission to conduct a joint exercise of anti-ship. Taking off, Atlantic 2 , using all its sensors, began a search patrol of the British frigate. After a thorough search and investigation of many surface vessels, the maritime patrol crew positioned the English…

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Atlantique 2 (ATL2) Returns From Jordan

Google Translation Thursday, January 11, 2018, the maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2 (ATL2) and his crew made their first mission intelligence of the year from the deployed air base in Jordan. After a few weeks of absence, the “sea of ​​heaven” are back on the deployed air base in Jordan since January 9. “Re-posting and prepare the first mission in two days is a challenge,” reflects Charles Commander, Commander ATL2 detachment. “Each crew member is a key player in preparing a mission in the complex environment of the Iraqi-Syrian area.…

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