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French Caracal squadron approaches air-to-air refuelling certification

29th May 2013 - 12:30 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in Bordeaux, France

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The French Air Force is set to significantly enhance its SAR and CSAR capabilities with the completion of in-flight refuelling certification for its EC725 Caracals. 

Speaking to reporters at Cazaux airbase in May, director of operations Maj Guillaume Vernet confirmed the EC725 Caracal helicopter squadron EH 1/67 was aiming to achieve high altitude refuelling (HR) certification for night flight by the end of 2013.

‘HR is a brand new capability we are trying to build, and as of today we are just day HR capable. Hopefully within the year we will be night HR capable. This will definitely bring us

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