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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

French Navy Super Étendard Modernisé Fighters and ATL2 MPA in AM39 ASuW Exercise

On September 12, 2015, two French Navy (Marine Nationale) Super Étendard Modernisés (SEM) carrier-borne strike fighters from Flottile 17F and one ATL2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) from Flotille 21F launched some AM39 anti-ship missiles against training targets at sea. The launch from the SEM was simultaneous as you can see in the picture below.

This anti-surface warfare (ASuW) exercise validates the high level of training followed by the Flottiles crews and by the naval air station personnel.

With expertise in the areas of air-sea control missions day and night, the Flotille 17F also provides fire support missions for the troops ashore with modern weapons like GBU49 GPS and laser guided bombs.

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