French Air Force Deploys First Block 40/45 E-3 AWACS To Gulf Region

By James Drew / April 30, 2015 at 2:30 PM
The French air force has deployed its first E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft modified to the Block 40/45 configuration to the Persian Gulf to support military operations there, and meanwhile its first two MQ-9 Reapers in Africa are flying far more missions than expected. Speaking at an April 29 Air Force Association media reception in Washington, the French flying service’s chief of staff said the first updated AWACS began conducting operations about one week ago, and the three...

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