Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Northern Mistral 2010, Rafale performs long range strike exercise with the RAF

© Dassault Aviation - K. Tokunaga
2 Rafale from the 01.091 Gascogne squadron participated in the Northern Mistral exercise on October 10th. (as part of the British Joint Warrior exercise).  The purpose of the training was to coordinate the French Air Force and RAF assets in order to  contuct a long range strike using scalp cruise missiles.
The Rafale took off from the Saint Dizier Air Base, performed inflight refueling above the North sea, strike the target located in the north of Scotland and returned to their base.

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