Air International 2013-02
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Hyeres Naval Air Station was extremely busy during the last few days of Corsican Lion. Here, a Flottille 31F NH90 is towed back towards a hangar while a French Super Puma waits to pick up VIPs.
A NH90 Caiman of the newly-recreated Flottille 31F takes VIPs to HMS Bulwark during the joint VIP day at the end of the exercise.
With HMS Northumberland in the background, this Flottille 4F E-2C Hawkeye is shot-off from the Charles de Gaulle's waist catapult.
A Sea King HC4 comes in to land on HMS Bulwark.
This RAF Chinook is about to lift-off from the deck of the Charles de Gaulle.
Two foldable head-up displays (HUD) provide flight guidance during critical mission phases, such as landing at unequipped airfields.
All five A400M built to date perform a 'Grizzly Walk' at Toulouse.
Airbus Military uses some fancy covers to tether the A400M's propellers.
A400M EC-402 MSN2, the second flight test aircraft was handed over to Airbus Military's flight test department in Seville on March 6, 2010.
A400M EC-402 MSN2 seen at Kiruna in northern Sweden, in early 2011, during cold-soak trials.
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The A400M's glass cockpit is designed to the Airbus 'dark cockpit' philosophy where no annunciator lights are illuminated during normal operations.
Hyeres Naval Air Station was extremely busy during the last few days of Corsican Lion. Here, a Flottille 31F NH90 is towed back towards a hangar while a French Super Puma waits to pick up VIPs.
An Armee de l'Air Super Puma of EH 1/44 'Solenzara' was drafted in to provide transportation during the VIP and press days and the end of Corsican Lion.
Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland was integrated into the Charles de Gaulle task group.
A Rafale about to catch the wire. Frigates HMS Northumberland and Jean de Vienne are closely following the Charles de Gaulle.
On board the Charles de Gaulle, a Rafale had been fitted with six GBU-12 laser-guided bombs, four Mica air-to-air missiles and two 2,000-litre drop tanks to show the type's hard hitting capabilities.