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France conducts massive drills of its strategic nuclear forces

On April. 7, France carried out massive drills of its strategic nuclear forces that mobilized as many as 50 navy plane together with WC-135 Constant Phoenix atmospheric sampling plane.

The French Air and Space Force stated in an announcement that the maneuvers included a mock nuclear air raid carried out over French territory below the Poker workouts.

Poker drills are carried out a number of instances per 12 months with out a lot publicity. Exercises embody air-to-air refueling of fighters, low altitude penetration by fighter bombers and the simulated taking pictures down of a missile (as soon as the nuclear cost has been deactivated).


Under the Poker train, French Air and Space Force scrambled 50 navy plane, together with trendy Rafale fighter jets, WC-135 special-purpose plane, A330 MRTT aerial refueling tanker plane, AWACS E-3s, and Mirage 2000 fighters, come collectively to type a fleet in northern Brittany.

France 3 studies that the train concerned some planes role-playing as enemies whereas different ‘French’ planes assault a simulated enemy territory within the Massif Central.

During this raid, anti-aircraft protection programs additionally traced and tracked the sky to search out the attackers.

Although these workouts are solely a check, within the occasion of an actual disaster and a direct menace to France, it might be as much as the Rafale jets to steer a warning strike.

That warning strike could be the president’s determination to make use of an atomic weapon, one thing that French pilots wouldn’t take into account to be trivial.

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