French aircraft continue Chad missions

February 10th, 2008  

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French aircraft continue Chad missions

07 February 2008
The French Air Force (FAF) has been engaged in reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering flights over Chad throughout early February 2008, despite having to redeploy to Gabon as the fighting between the government of Chad and the anti-government forces of the Unified Military Command intensified.
Combined French air assets deployed in Chad include six Mirage F1s believed to be the 'CR' reconnaissance variant, a pair of Breguet Atlantique NG reconnaissance aircraft from the French Naval Air Arm, two FAF C-160R Transalls and three French Army SA-330Ba Puma helicopters.

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