Burkina Faso—Air Force Conducts Joint Operation With French Jets

Defense Post | 01/14/2020

In a first, the Burkinabe air force has conducted a joint operation with the French air force, reports the Defense Post. On Dec. 24, a Burkinabe Super Tucano light attack aircraft worked with two French Mirage 2000D fighter jets to disrupt a ground attack, according to a French Armed Forces Ministry release on Jan. 9. The aircraft supported troops on the ground during an Islamic State of West Africa Province assault on a Burkinabe military base near Arbinda in the northern Soum province.  Approximately...

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