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French Air Force held regular nuclear maneuvers

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French Air Force held regular nuclear maneuvers

On November 20, the French Air Force conducted regular maneuvers, known as Poker, which are held several times a year in order to prepare flight crews for operations using nuclear weapons. weaponsreports aereo.jor.br 4 December.


The training is aimed at simulating a nuclear strike and testing the readiness of nuclear deterrence forces in France, said General Patrick Charaix. Lift team aviation into the air is given from the underground control center in Taverny.

Fighter-bombers Rafale take part in the exercises (in the photo the aircraft rolls out of the hangar with the supersonic ASMP CR with nuclear warhead suspended under the fuselage) and Mirage-2000N ammunition), as well as C-135 tanker aircraft. The operation lasts for several hours, combat aircraft fly at high altitude with the transition to small to overcome the enemy's air defense system, perform refueling in the air.
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  1. Deniska
    Deniska 6 December 2013 10: 44
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    Getting ready ... Infections ...
    1. 755962
      755962 6 December 2013 12: 01
      +1
      DECIDED TO PLAY IN THE WAR!
  2. Airman
    Airman 6 December 2013 10: 50
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    All the same, the air defense system is overcome at low altitudes, and nuclear munition can detonate when the aircraft is destroyed.
    1. Rus2012
      Rus2012 6 December 2013 10: 54
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      Quote: Povshnik
      and nuclear munition can detonate

      The probability of a nuclear explosion upon detonation is close to zero. For, if special manipulations are not carried out, explosives - nuclear-scattering materials - are detonated.
      There is nothing good in this, but there is no nuclear weapons either ...
    2. VAF
      VAF 6 December 2013 12: 44
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      Quote: Povshnik
      All the same, they overcome the air defense system at low altitudes


      The best way has not yet been invented (for aviation in "smart countries", where they are "friends" with the tactics of maintaining a database by aviation)

      Quote: Povshnik
      nuclear munitions can detonate when an aircraft is destroyed.


      Never!!! If the locks (mechanical and electrical) are not removed, then ... it may fall apart, and even then ... only after a fall.

      Well, in addition to the photo article, otherwise the author is talking for the Mirage-2000N, but there is no plane request So here it is ... the plane and the rocket good

      1. iwind
        iwind 6 December 2013 15: 49
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        Quote: vaf
        All the same, they overcome the air defense system at low altitudes

        The best way has not yet been invented (for aviation in "smart countries", where they are "friends" with the tactics of maintaining a database by aviation)

        And at what speed will the airplane approximately go to the night at the air force?
        And at what altitude does the flight take place? And then different sources write from 20 to 100 meters from the surface.
        I guess that it will greatly depend on the relief, at least approximately.

        I will share an interesting photo about PMV. B-52 next to an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf 1990
  3. Rus2012
    Rus2012 6 December 2013 10: 50
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    Rafale fighter-bombers take part in the exercises (in the photo the plane rolls out of the hangar with the ASMP supersonic KR suspended under the fuselage with nuclear warhead)

    The operation lasts several hours, combat aircraft perform flights at high altitude with the transition to small to overcome the enemy air defense system, perform refueling in the air ...

    Iii?
    And why didn’t they write - "and carry out UBP missiles for training purposes"?
    It is unlikely that they will ship ASMP with a real nuclear warhead, and then land with special ammunition on board. Only the Yankees were capable of such a thing ... and they lost nuclear bombs in nuclear disaster incidents.
    1. VAF
      VAF 6 December 2013 12: 48
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      Quote: Rus2012
      And why didn’t they write - "and carry out UBP missiles for training purposes"?


      Tactical launches will be more correctly expressed, but why is it necessary for an educational purpose? Any object is quite suitable for such exercises.

      Quote: Rus2012
      It is unlikely that they will take out ASMP missiles with a real nuclear warhead, and then land with special ammunition on board. Only the Yankees were capable of this.


      Under the Union, such flights with Real missiles and warheads were carried out regularly!
      "Hemorrhoids" of course ... could not be conveyed, but .. they flew and did not "lose" anything soldier
  4. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 7 December 2013 19: 00
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    Quote: "The training is aimed at simulating a nuclear strike"
    Quote: "The cost of maintaining France's nuclear arsenal absorbs 10% of its military budget, which is approximately $ 55 billion a year."
    France has a little over 350 nuclear warheads. This is an impressive potential, so Russia's concern about the Euro-missile defense is fully justified. The West mimics an attack. For whom it’s clear. NATO has one enemy - Russia. Conclusions must be made.