mali Operation Barkhane

arc around Sahel-Sahara


2014





  • Operation Barkhane
  • Operation Barkhane
  • Operation Barkhane

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


News


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



Units

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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    FR Escadron d'Helicopteres 01.067 Armée de l'Air SA330 Puma
Super Puma/Cougar
    FR 4 Regiment d'Helicopters des Forces Speciales Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre AS532UL Cougar
EC725AP Caracal
Tiger / Tigre
Gazelle
SA330 Puma
    01aug14 to - FR 1 Regiment D'Helicopteres de Combat Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre Gazelle
SA330 Puma
NH90 TTH


Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation


Individual helicopters


Model IDs
Eurocopter AS532UL Cougar 2336    
NH Industries NH90 TTH 1294    
Aerospatiale SA330B Puma 1204    
Aerospatiale SA342M Gazelle 3849    


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