Friday, November 26, 2010

First mission over Afghanistan for the Rafale M F3

Sem providing laser designation to Rafale M F2 (2007)
Today, the Rafale and Super Etendard of the CVN Charles de Gaulles has conducted their first war missions as part as the TF-473 in support of NATO Forces fighting the Talibans in Afghanistan.
Rafale M and Super Etendard above Afghanistan in 2007

After an intensive CAS training in early November in Djibouti the Carrier group had stop 3 days (11/16 to 11/19) in order to re-supply.

From now on, it should not stop for the next 7 weeks.

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