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Exercise Dark Dune 2020
French Air Force performed helicopter aerial refueling from Hercules Tanker aircraft during Dark Dune 2020
Helis, February 27, 2020 - On February 11 the French Air Force carried out a new edition of the exercise Dark Dune.
Helicopters EC725 (H225M) Caracal from the 1/67 "Pyrenees" special operations squadron performed aerial refueling qualifications from a KC-130J Hercules tanker aircraft from the 2/61 "Franche-Comté" Squadron.
French pilots used Spanish and American KC-130 tankers in the past for these training exercises but in 2016 the Armée de l'Air ordered two of this valuable assets.
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