Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin 2
france Aéronautique Navale

French Navy

1995 to present


  • Aéronautique Navale AS365 Dauphin 2
  • 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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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
1995/    36F d'Hyeres Le Palyvestre


DDG F70 AA class
FF Floreal class
FF La Fayette class

List of Aircraft

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C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn 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; 14jul10 36F Flew in parade quatorze juillet 2010.
    6511 as565sa     511: FN in 2003 36F
    6519 as565sa     519: FN, 36F 2002
    6522 as565sa     522: 14jul10 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; feb12 returned back after lease French Navy
    6540 as365n3 1998     F-HCHN: FN May09-Jun11; 14jul10 35F Flew in parade Quatorze Juillet +
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; apr12 returned back after lease French Navy, repai+

18jun13 pictured (pic2) at Ostend-Brugge international +

Ivorian Police TU-VHX: 29jul14 pictured (pic3) in Ivory Coast police colours w+

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