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New SAM Systems Join Air Force

June 22 2011


The French procurement agency DGA has delivered two more surface-to-air missile systems to the French air force, reports

The SAMP/T (sol-air de moyenne portee terrestre, or medium-range surface-to air systems, ground-based) systems were handed over in March and May, respectively, bringing the air force's inventory to five, according to a DGA release.

France has ordered 10 of the systems, which utilize the Aster 30 missile. Italy has ordered five.


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