According to Zharon, this is done in order to “compensate in the future the loss of the combat potential of the French Air Force in the region”, which will inevitably occur after the departure of the aircraft carrier from the Persian Gulf in March. “In order to maintain substantial military capabilities for the long term, we are increasing the number of aircraft, because at some point Charles de Gaulle will have to leave this area,” he added.
According to Jaron, "two Mirage 2000 aircraft that were on the French airbase in the capital of Niger Niamey were transferred to Jordan as early as Thursday, other replenishment of the French Air Force at bases in Jordan and the UAE are expected in the coming days and weeks",
TASS Help: “The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle carries an air group of 40 aircraft, including 12 multi-purpose carrier-based fighter jets Rafale M and 8 carrier-based attack aircraft Super-Etendard. Its use in the area of IG allowed France almost threefold to strengthen the capabilities of its air group. ”