Follows on from Operation Serval (Mali) and Operation Epervier (Chad). France cooperates with military detachments from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Mauritania in anti-terrorist missions mainly in Mali, since 1 Aug 2014.
United Nations peacekeeping forces are present in the region as part of the MINUSMA mission
RAF Chinooks Deployed to Mali, 18-Jul-18 : Three Royal Air Force Chinook have arrived in West Africa in support of French counter-terrorism operations in Mali
Operation Ossau Air Units in Mali, 25-Mar-16 : Four Gazelle, four Tiger, three NH90 Cayman and six Puma helicopters are operating with French forces in Operation Ossau, part of Operation Barkhane in Mali
Operation Barkhane: First Air Refueling of Helicopters, 05-Nov-15 : A French Caracal helicopter, using an U.S. C-130 Hercules, made for the first time an aerial refueling during Operation Barkhane in Africa.
Air Algerie 5017 Crash Relatives Mourn in Mali, 22-Apr-15 : On April 21, more than 200 French soldiers from Operation Barkhane were mobilized in Burkina Faso and south of Gao, Mali, to allow families mourn Air Algeria Flight AH5017 Mali desert crash victims.
Two French Army NH90 Arrived at Mali, 06-Nov-14 : Two French Army (ALAT) NH90 Caiman from the 1st Regiment of Combat Helicopters (1 RHC) arrived in Gao, Mali for Operation Barkhane on November 3rd, 2014
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|Dates||Rotary Wing Aircraft Unit||Models|
|Escadron d'Helicopteres 01.067 Armée de l'Air||SA330 Puma|
|4 Regiment d'Helicopters des Forces Speciales Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre||AS532UL Cougar|
Tiger / Tigre
|01aug14 to -||1 Regiment D'Helicopteres de Combat Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre||Gazelle|
|Eurocopter AS532UL Cougar||2336|
|NH Industries NH90 TTH||1294|
|Aerospatiale SA330B Puma||1204|
|Aerospatiale SA342M Gazelle||3849|
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