Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin 2
france Aéronautique Navale

French Navy

1995 to present


Aéronautique Navale AS365 Dauphin 2

The Eurocopter Panther are listed here. For earlier Aerospatiale Dauphins airframes please see listed separately.

On August 2011 the French Navy received their first AS.365N3+ which is equipped with new avionics. Two of them will be deployed in Tahiti, French Polynesia.

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French Navy Leased Interim Helicopters, 06-Feb-20 : #Interim 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

Taihiti Dauphin Most Distant Operation, 30-Aug-18 : #Tahiti An AS365N3+ Dauphin from the French Navy 35F detachment flew 3,426 km / 1.849 nm in 14 hours to complete a medical evacuation from a remote atoll. It was the single most distant operation ever conducted by these Tahiti based helicopters

Panther Second Launch of Sea Venom/ANL Missile, 31-May-18 : #missile MBDA’s Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile completed its second development firing from a French DGA Panther at Ile Du Levant

French Navy Dauphin / Panther Maintenance Contract, 03-Nov-17 : ENGIE Ineo (agent) and NHV (co-contractor) awarded a 4-year maintenance and repair service contract for the French Navy AS365 Dauphin and AS565 Panther helicopter fleet

French First Test Firing of Sea Venom / ANL, 04-Jul-17 : French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) Dauphin helicopter completed first firing of the MBDA Sea Venom / ANL missile at the Île du Levant test range. Intends to replace Sea Skua and AS-15TT


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2018/    22S Lanvéoc-Poulmic
1995/    36F d'Hyeres Le Palyvestre
1993/9535FRochefort (BA721)


DDG F70 AA class
FF Floreal class
FF La Fayette class

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C/NModBuiltID     In this OrgIn other Org

6436 as565sa     436: FN in 1996 36F
6452 as565sa     452: FN
6453 as565sa     453: FN, 36F 2002
6466 as565sa     466: FN, 36F 1995
6486 as565sa     486: FN; 1996 36F
6488 as565sa     488: FN
6503 as565sa     503: FN; May09 36F
6505 as565sa     505: FN; mar1999 deployed aboard Courbet F712.; 2001 36F
6506 as565sa     506: FN; 14jul09 14F
6507 as565sa     507: FN; 36F Flew in parade quatorze juillet 2010.
6511 as565sa     511: FN in 2003 36F
6519 as565sa     519: FN, 36F 2002
6522 as565sa     522: 36F special c/s Flew in parade quatorze juillet 2010.
6524 as565sa     524: FN; Montelimar helicopter meeting 2008
6872 as365n3+     6872: FN, 35F 2011 Tahiti, test serial F-WWOZ
6928 as365n3+     6928: FN, 35F 2012 Tahiti, test serial F-WWOP
6510 as365n3     F-GVHN: FN Feb09-Jun10 35F; The first of 2 AS365 leased to fill the +
Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen OO-NHV: Noordzee, test serial ex F-WWOZ; 2009 leased to French +

NHV; returned back after lease French Navy

Dutch Coast Guard, op by NHV; 26jul18 pictured (pic2) t+

pictured (pic3) supporting the KNRM Huizen rescuing a k+
6540 as365n3 1998     F-HCHN: FN May09-Jun11; 35F Flew in parade Quatorze Juillet 2010
Heli-Union F-GIZU: Heli Union, to EP-HDS

- EP-HDS: Iran, from late 1998

Heli-Union F-GXXB: Heli Union, 2006 to OO-NHC

Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen OO-NHC: Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen from 2006; 2009 lease+

NHV; returned back after lease French Navy, repainted +

pictured (pic2) at Ostend-Brugge international airport

Ivorian Police TU-VHX: pictured (pic3) in Ivory Coast police colours with NHV+
6831 as365n3     OO-NHD: picture in French Navy livery at Ostend for 22S
Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen OO-NHD: NHV, test serial F-WWOO; pictured at Perpignan, France
6783 as365n3     OO-NHN: Marine Nationale; Oct18 asg 22S
Heli-Union F-WQSR: Heli Union Dec07, test serial F-WQDP,

SonAir Airline Services D2-EWF: Sonair 2008-2010?

Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen OO-NHN: NHV from 2011?

NHV Mar19?
6809 as365n3     OO-NHO: Marine Nationale from 2018; May18 as 22S
Heli-Union F-WQAI: Heli Union Dec07, test serial F-WWOY

SonAir Airline Services D2-EWH: Sonair 2008-2010

Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen OO-NHO: NHV from May11; arrived disassembled in truck at Osten+
6754 as365n3 2006     OO-NHY: Marine Nationale; Jan19 asg 22S in full Aeronavale livery pi+
Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen OO-NHY: NHV, test serial F-WWOI

pictured (pic1) at Ostend for service support from Rus+

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