Franco British Air Exercise: Southern Mistral 2011

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Franco British Air Exercise: Southern Mistral 2011

Southern Mistral 2011
On November 02 2010, France and Great Britain signed an unprecedented agreement on defence and security.

The Franco-British exercise Southern Mistral falls within the scope of this treaty. It is scheduled to take place from 21 to 25 March 2011 on several French air bases.

On this occasion, the French and British forces will perform Composite Air Operations and a specific air raid (Southern Storm), delivering very long range conventional strike. Over 500 personnel will contribute to this bilateral exercise.

Six Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s, one tanker Vickers VC-10 and one Boeing E3D will be deployed together with French Air force Mirage 2000Ds, 2000Ns and 2000Cs operating with a fleet of around thirty aircraft including helicopters, Boeing tankers and Awacs radar aircraft.

Air Raid Southern Storm will be commanded and controlled by the National Air Operations Centre (CNOA) of Lyon Mont-Verdun air base (BA 942).

An Air Operations Cell deployed at Nancy air base (BA 133) will follow in real time all the air missions and reproduce the air raids.

Simultaneously, Paratrooper Commando Air 20 (CPA20) will receive its British counterpart in Dijon: the RAF Regiment. Together they will train for air base protection missions on operational theatres in compliance with what is achieved today in Afghanistan.
Welcome to Southern Mistral 11
 
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"Very long range convetional strike".....Interesting timing with Libya and all.


PS the RAF regiment are the equivalent of one of the French air forces "THEM" units.....end of discussion :)
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
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cutting it a bit late arent they? there will be half a million rebel dead by then
 
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"Very long range convetional strike".....Interesting timing with Libya and all.


PS the RAF regiment are the equivalent of one of the French air forces "THEM" units.....end of discussion :)
CPA 10 are the French Air Forces' 'THEM'. CPA 20 are the rough equivalent of the RAF Regt.
 
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CPA 10 are the French Air Forces' 'THEM'. CPA 20 are the rough equivalent of the RAF Regt.
Meh to the FAF they are part of the "second circle" SF guys, like the GCP pathfinders ect.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
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well I think we won that one as we are on their bases stealing their sunshine. I doubt they would bother with invading brit bases on catering grounds alone if nothing else.
 

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