Del'd: 37 - 1962 to 2022

Aerospatiale Alouette III
france Aéronautique Navale

French Navy

Aéronautique Navale Alouette III

The last unit, 22S, started retiring the Alouette III in 2018. They were replaced by leased AS365 from NHV.
The Alouette III completed last mission in November 2022 operating from supply ship Somme during NATO exercise Silent Wolverine

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French Navy Retires Alouette III

French Navy Retires Alouette III

10-Dec-22 - The French Navy retired the Alouette III helicopter after 60 years of service. #AlouetteIII
French Navy Leased Interim Helicopters

French Navy Leased Interim Helicopters

06-Feb-20 - France launch development of the H160M Guépard as the future helicopter of the armed forces. The French Navy will lease 12 Dauphin from Heli-Union and obtain 4 new H160 from Babcock for SAR as an interim measure after the retirement of the Alouette III #Interim

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