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 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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