Air International 2013-02
H.-P.Grolleau - Corsican Lion /Military/
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.
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.
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.
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.