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Cyclone Idai Relief Flights in Mozambique, 30-Mar-19 : #CycloneIdaI The Airbus Foundation provided helicopters for relief flights in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai hit. French Navy helicopter carrier Tonnerre deployed to the region

French NH90 on USS Donald Cook for FANAL 2019, 08-Feb-19 : #MilitaryTraining French Navy’ NH90 operated aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG-75, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) in the Mediterranean Sea during exercise FANAL 2019 with the Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier strike group

Rochelle’ Dauphin Reaches 10,000 Flight Hours, 03-Feb-19 : #Rochelle French Navy’ SA365 Dauphin #6081 reaches 10,000 flight hours in 28 years of rescues. Assigned to 35F SAR Detachment at La Rochelle airport which carried out 1773 takeoffs on alert and rescued 823 people since its creation in 1993

French Navy Received Another S-100 Drone, 22-Jan-19 : #SERVAL French navy shown a new Schiebel Camcopter S-100 drone on the helicopter carrier Dixmude

Taihiti Dauphin Most Distant Operation, 30-Aug-18 : #Tahiti An AS365N3+ Dauphin from the French Navy 35F detachment flew 3,426 km / 1.849 nm in 14 hours to complete a medical evacuation from a remote atoll. It was the single most distant operation ever conducted by these Tahiti based helicopters

Royal Navy Wildcats Returned from French Mission, 18-Jul-18 : #deployment Two Royal Navy 847 Squadron Wildcat completed their 5 month deployment to the Far East aboard the French assault ship FS Dixmude

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

Wildcat Embark on French Ship for Pacific Deployment, 27-Feb-18 : Two Royal Navy Wildcats from 847 Naval Air Squadron will deploy for 5 months aboard the French Navy s assault carrier Dixmude to the Pacific in her premiere annual amphibious Exercise Jeanne d Arc

French Naval Helicopter Drone Demonstrator, 11-Jan-18 : France awarded contract to Airbus and Naval Group to develop a tactical helicopter drone demonstrator to be operated aboard warships

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

Camcopter S-100 Qualification Flights on Dixmude, 21-Jun-17 : Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 drone successfully completed qualification flights for the French Navy aboard Mistal class assault carrier Dixmude in the Western Mediterranean

Royal Navy Merlin Deployed Aboard French Mistral, 05-Apr-17 : For the first time, two Merlins helicopters from Royal Navy 845 NAS are assigned to the French assault ship Mistral throughout her six-month deployment to the Indian and Pacific Oceans

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