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The Transall C-160 celebrated its 50th birthday a while ago, but is still going strong with French Special Forces. One of the more recent systems integrated on the aircraft is the surveillance and intelligence gathering C3ISTAR system.
Australia's new MC-55 Peregrine electronic surveillance aircraft will be based on the Gulfstream G550 and may look like this artist impression.
Falcon 7X: bound for the RAAF's Canberra-based Special Purpose Aircraft unit.
EC725 Caracal helicopters assigned to the 4e Regiment d'Helicopteres des Forces Speciales will be transferred to EH 1/67 once the Aviation Legere de I'Armee de Terre receives six NH90s configured for special operations.
On March 20, 2019, a civilian passenger was ejected from an Armee de I'Air Rafale B. The individual was taken to hospital and released several hours later.
A KC-46 Pegasus on the flight line at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma on March 11, 2019. Altus is home to the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Air Education and Training Command’s KC-46 schoolhouse.
Crew chiefs conducting pre-flight checks on F-35A Lightning Ils at Nellis Air Force Base during Red Flag 19-1.
The Rafale F3-R standard is materialising. The first operational firing of the Meteor missile from a Rafale B and Rafale M took place in February 2019, and the Aeronavale ordered more aerial refuelling pods for its Rafale fleet. The Rafale shown is carrying a MICA air-to-air missile.
The FLRAA is the replacement for the UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopter; likely competitors include those based on the Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor (flying since 2017) and the Sikorsky Boeing SB-1 Defiant coaxial rotor compound helicopter.