France—Air Force A330 Tankers Certified For Nuclear Deterrence Mission

Defense-Aerospace | 10/09/2019

The French air force’s new aerial refueling aircraft have been certified for the nuclear deterrence mission, reports defense-aerospace.com. On Oct. 2, France’s military aviation authority validated the nuclear operational capacity of the A330 Phoenix following a year of testing. The operational capability was formally declared on Oct. 3, the French air force said in a release on Monday. The certification permits the A330 to conduct nuclear deterrence operations from Air Base 125...
 

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