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Order of Battle - France

The list below provides an overview of military aircraft types operated by French armed forces and the (primary) roles they fulfil.

France is a country in Europe sharing borders with Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain and Switzerland and overseas with Brazil, the Netherlands and Suriname.

  French Air Force
3x   Airbus A310-304   heavy transport
1x   Airbus A330-223   VIP transport
14x   Airbus A330MRTT   deliveries from 2015
2x   Airbus A340-211   heavy transport
50x   Airbus A400M   deliveries from 2013
140x   Alpha Jet E   advanced flying training
2x   AS332C Super Puma   combat search and rescue
3x   AS332M Super Puma   VIP transport
3x   AS532UL Cougar   VIP transport
42x   AS555AN Fennec   utility
14x   C-130H(-30) Hercules   tactical transport
14x   C-135FR Stratotanker   air-to-air refueling & heavy transport
2x   C-160G Gabriel   electronic intelligence
51x   C-160R Transall   tactical transport
19x   CN-235-200M   tactical transport
2x   CN-235-300M   tactical transport
  "          "   +6 on order
18x   D140E/R Mousquetaire   glider towing
5x   DHC-6-300 Twin Otter   light transport
4x   E-3F Sentry   airborne early warning
7x   EC725 Caracal   combat search and rescue
  "          "   +4 on order
30x   Emb121AA/AN Xingu   basic flying training
3x   Extra 330   aerobatic training
2x   Falcon 7X   VIP transport
4x   Falcon 50   VIP transport
2x   Falcon 900   VIP transport
2x   Falcon 2000   VIP transport
33x   Mirage 2000-5F   air defence
9x   Mirage 2000B   operational conversion
43x   Mirage 2000C   air defence
79x   Mirage 2000D   ground attack
31x   Mirage 2000N   nuclear attack
10x   Mirage F1B   operational conversion
36x   Mirage F1CR   reconnaissance
14x   Mirage F1CT   close air support
37x   Rafale B   operational conversion
36x   Rafale C   multi-role
  "          "   +8 on order
29x   SA330B Puma   medium-lift transport & search and rescue
40x   TB-30 Epsilon   basic flying training
16x   TBM-700   liaison flight & VIP transport
   
  French Army
24x   AS532UL Cougar   medium-lift transport
18x   AS555UN Fennec   rotary flying training
30x   EC665 Tigre   anti-armour attack
  "          "   +50 on order
8x   EC725 Caracal   special operations
1x   NH90-TTH   medium-lift transport
  "          "   +33 on order
5x   PC-6 Turbo Porter   light transport
90x   SA330B Puma   medium-lift transport
170x   SA341/342 Gazelle   utility
12x   TBM-700   VIP transport
   
  French Navy
16x   AS565MA Panther   search and rescue
22x   Br1150 Atlantique NG   maritime patrol
7x   Cap 10B   basic flying training
3x   E-2C Hawkeye   airborne early warning
2x   EC225 Super Puma   search and rescue
10x   Emb121AA Xingu   basic flying training
6x   Falcon 10MER   navigation training & VIP transport
5x   Falcon 20G   maritime patrol
4x   Falcon 50M   surveillance & VIP transport
24x   Lynx HAS2/4   anti-submarine warfare
9x   MS893-100S   basic flying training
2x   NH90-NFC Caiman   anti-submarine warfare & search and rescue
  "          "   +12 on order
13x   NH90-NFS Caiman   delivery date(s) unknown
31x   Rafale M   multi-role
  "          "   +7 on order
14x   SA316B Alouette III   utility
12x   SA365 Dauphin   search and rescue
  "          "   +2 on order
38x   Super Etendard   maritime strike
   
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Although every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this overview, it should be treated as a guide only. If you have any updates, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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