SAMP/T Enters Operational Service with the French Air Force

(Source: French Air Force; issued Oct. 5, 2010)

On September 20th 2010, French Air Force air defence squadron Servance, received its first SAMP/T, chritened Mamba by French Air Force. This SAMP/T is the fourth system delivered to French forces, since Spring 2008, but the first one to be delivered to an operational squadron. One system is in Avord Air Base, with the CFDSA, the French Air Force “GBAD school”, for training of operational and maintenance crew. Two other systems are used by French forces for operational evaluation and shaking up.