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    First Fuel Transfer Between A400M and H225M, 21-Aug-20 : #A400M As part of the A400M certification, an Airbus / French Air Force team completed the first full aerial refueling between the new cargo aircraft and a H225 / EC725 Caracal helicopter following last year successful contact tests

    Exercise Dark Dune 2020, 27-Feb-20 : #DarkDune French Air Force performed helicopter aerial refueling from Hercules Tanker aircraft during Dark Dune 2020

    Service Support for French Cougar and Caracal, 27-Nov-19 : #Maintenance Heli-Union service center at Pau contracted by Airbus to perform maintenance support for 26 AS532 Cougar and 18 EC725 Caracal helicopters used by the French Army and Air Force

    Additional Caracal for French Special Forces, 14-Jun-19 : #Caracal The Armée de l’air ordered an additional H225M Caracal for its elite Helicopters Squadron 01.067 Pyrénées based at Cazaux (BA120). Will join a fleet of 10 EC725 used to support special forces and capable of aerial refueling

    Spanish Tanker Refueled French Caracal, 21-Oct-18 : #refueling A Spanish air force KC-130 tanker deployed to Istres in France to performed an aerial refueling exercise with a French EC725 Caracal helicopter

    Heli-Union First Ever H225M Major Overhaul, 01-May-18 : #repair Héli-Union maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at Toussus-le-Noble performing their first ever EC725 Caracal major overhaul. The H225M belongs to the French Air Force

    Exercise Dark Dune 2017-II, 08-Dec-17 : French Air Force Caracal pilots completed air refueling qualifications with USAF MC-130J at Cazaux in a new edition of the Dark Dune exercise

    US French Rescue Training in Djibouti, 03-Jul-17 : USAF PJs from 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (ERQS) and the French Air Force’s Transport Squadron ET 88 based at Djibouti completed training exercise in the Gulf of Tadjoura

    APROC 2017, 28-Jun-17 : Italian air force held the Air Centric Personnel Recovery Operatives Course (APROC), the main training event in Europe in combat search and rescue.

    Héli-Union Opens a New Branch in Pau, 10-Apr-17 : Opening May 2017 at Pau Airport will provide regular inspection of helicopters Cougar and Super Puma (AS332/AS532) of the French Armed Forces

    EC225LP Tranferred to French Air Force, 11-Jul-16 : Recently disestablished 2 EC225LP SAR helicopters of the French Navy were transferred to the Air Force in a process that also includes recepcion of the Army s EC725 and withdrawal of last AS332B/L

    French Air Force H225M Air Refueling, 27-Apr-16 : In-flight refueling of the French Air Force EC725 / H225M Caracal helicopter

    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

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