The first flight of the SA330B transport helicopter was performed in 1969. Years later, the Puma is still the backbone of the ALAT helicopter force, transporting soldiers and their equipment to all hot spots.

Sjoerd Drost

Bamako/Senou (GABS) Modibo Keïta

RWY 06/24     POS 12°32'16"N 007°56'35"W     ELEV 1247 ft

Operation Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge


Force Barkhane NH90-TTH EA.

Bangui/M'Poko (FEFF) Base Aérienne

RWY 17/35, 17/35 (grass)     POS 04°23'52"N 018°31'11"E     ELEV 1208 ft

Operation Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge


Force Sargaris SA330B
SA342M
This is a temporary mission under supervision of UN.

Dakar/Yoff (Senegal) (GOOY) DA160 (Ouakam)

RWY 03/21, 18/36     POS 14°44'23"N 017°29'25"W     ELEV 85 ft

Operation Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
Force Barkhane

DetALAT Cape Vert SA330B DAx/DBx/DCx/DDx

Dax/Seyresse (LFBY)

RWY 08/26, HEL     POS 43°41'21"N 001°04'08"W     ELEV 108 ft

Regiment Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
EALAT
(École de l'ALAT)


HeliDax EC120B F-HB..
HeliDax is a privately-owned company who provides civilian registrated helicopters for ALAT training purposes.

Djibouti/Ambouli (Djibouti) (HDAM)
Operation Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
Force Barkhane

DetALAT Djibouti SA330B
SA341F
DAx/DCx
GQG

Douala/Aeroport (Cameroon) (FKKD) Base Aérienne 201

RWY 12/30     POS 04°00'42"N 009°42'30"E     ELEV 33 ft

Operation Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
Force Barkhane

DetALAT Cameroun SA330B
AS532UL
DAx/DBx/DCx/DDx
CGx

Etain/Rouvres (LFQE)

RWY 01/19     POS 49°13'37"N 005°40'20"E     ELEV 770 ft

Regiment Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
3 RHC
(3 Régiment d'Hélicoptères de Combat)


EHRA1 SA342M GAx/GBx/GCx


EHRA2 SA342M GAx/GBx/GCx


EHRA3 SA342M GAx/GBx/GCx


EHM1 SA330B DAx/DBx/DCx/DDx


EHM2 SA330B DAx/DBx/DCx/DDx

Le Luc/Le Cannet (LFMC)

RWY 27/09, 31/13     POS 43°23'04"N 006°23'21"E     ELEV 265 ft

Regiment Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
EAALAT (École d'Application l'ALAT)

3EHLA SA341F
SA342M
GHx/GIx/GQx
GAx/GBx/GJx/GKx/GMx/GNx


6EHM AS555UN
SA330B
AYx
GCx/GDx


EFA SA342M
EC665
GAx/GBx/GJx/GMx/GNx
BHx


CFIA NH90 (Centre de Formation Interarmées NH90) NH90 TTH EA.

Not the most numerous helicopter used by the ALAT. There are only 17 of these AS555UN training helicopers based with the École d'Application l'ALAT at Le Luc-Le Cannet and that's it.

Philippe Devos

Libreville/Leon M'Ba (Gabon) (FOOL)
Operation Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
Force Barkhane

DetALAT Gabon SA330B
AS532UL
DAx/DBx/DCx/DDx
CGx

Montauban (LFDB)

RWY 14/32     POS 44°01'35"N 001°22'39"E     ELEV 351 ft

Regiment Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
ETCM
(Escadrille de Transport et de Convoyage de Matérial)



PC6/B2-H2 MCA-MCE

N'Djamena/Hassan Djamous (Chad) (FTTJ)
Operation Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
Force Barkhane

DetALAT Tchad SA330B DAx/DBx/DCx/DDX

Pau/Pyrénées (LFBP)

RWY 31/13     POS 43°22'60"N 000°25'11"W     ELEV 617 ft

Regiment Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
5 RHC
(5 Régiment d'Hélicoptères de Combat)


EHRA1 SA342M GAx/GBx/GCx/GMx


EHAP1 EC665 BHx


EHAP2 EC665 BHx


EHM1 SA330B
NH90-TTH
DAx/DBx/DCx/DDx
EBx


EHM2 SA330B
NH90-TTH
DAx/DBx/DCx/DDx
EBx


EHM3 AS532UL CGx
4 RHFS
(4e Régiment d'Hélicoptères des Forces Spéciales)


EOS1 AS532UL CGx


EOS2 SA341F
SA342L1
SA342M
GQx
GEx
GAx/GBx/GCx


EOS3 EC725AP CAx


EOS4 SA330Ba DBx/DCx/DDx


EOS5 SA330Ba DBx/DCx/DDx


EOS6 EC665 BHx
EOS3 has a detachment at Cazaux.
EOS4 and EOS5 are located at Villacoublay as part of the GIH ( Groupement Interarmées d'Hélicoptères ), a joint forces helicopter unit in support of the anti-terrorist team of the Gendarmerie.

Three versions of the Gazelle helicopter are in use with the ALAT. The SA342M is equipped with HOT anti-tank missiles, the SA342L1 is equipped with Mistral air-to-air-missiles and the SA341F is a general liaison helicopter, sometimes armed with a cannon.

Mike Schoenmaker

Phalsbourg/Bourscheid (LFQP)

RWY 24/06     POS 48°45'47"N 007°12'01"E     ELEV 1014 ft

Regiment Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
1 RHC
(1 Régiment d'Hélicoptères de Combat)


EHA1 EC665 Tigre HAD BJ.


EHAP1 SA342L1 GE.


EHAP2 SA342L1 GE.


EHM1 NH90-TTH EF.


EHM2 NH90-TTH EA.


EHM4 AS532UL CGx

Rennes/Saint Jacques (LFRN)

RWY 10/28, 14/32     POS 48°04'10"N 001°44'05"W     ELEV 124 ft

Regiment
Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
EAAT (Escadrille Avions de l'ALAT)


TBM700A
TBM700B
ABx
ABx

Valence/Chabeuil (LFLU)

RWY 01/19, 01/19 (2x grass)     POS 44°55'16"N 004°58'05"E     ELEV 531 ft

Regiment Escadrille Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
GAMSTAT
(Groupe Aéromobilité de la Section Technique de l'Armée de Terre)



Various Various

Villacoublay/Vélizy (LFPV) BA107

RWY 09/27     POS 48°46'28"N 002°12'06"E     ELEV 584 ft

Regiment
Aircraft Type(s) Tail Code Badge
COMALAT
(Le Commandement de l'ALAT )



SA342M GNx
Also, 4 RHFS/EOS4 and EOS5 are located here as part of the GIH ( Groupement Interarmées d'Hélicoptèrs ).

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