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Armée de l'Air
Logo de l'Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace.svg
Founded 1934
Country France
Roundel Roundel of France.svg
Aircraft flown
Attack Dassault Mirage 2000, Dassault Rafale
Beoing E-3F SDA
Fighter Dassault Mirage 2000, Dassault Rafale
Interceptor Dassault Mirage 2000, Dassault Rafale
Reconnaissance Dassault Mirage 2000, Dassault Rafale, EADS Harfang,
Trainer Grob G.120, SOCATA TB.30 Epsilon, Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E, Eurocopter AS-555 Fennec,
Transport Airbus A310, Airbus A340, Airbus A400M, Boeing C-135FR, Lockheed C-130H and C-130H-30, Transall C.160, Casa CN-235, Aérospatiale SA-330 Puma, Eurocopter AS-332 Super Puma, Eurocopter EC725 Caracal

The French Air Force (French: Armée de l'Air, literally Army of the Air) is the air force of France. It was formed in 1909 as the Service Aéronautique de l'Armée, part of the French Army, and finally independent in 1934 in its current form. In 2013 it has an important fleet of aircraft.


French air force bases

In France the air force bases are called Bases Aériennes or BA and have a number, like Base Aérienne 117 in Paris.

Former aircraft of the French Air Force

Active aircraft of the French Air Force

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