LYON, France—The first two upgraded Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft were delivered this past summer to the French Navy’s Lann-Bihoue air base, where they are undergoing “operational experimentation,” the French ministry of armed forces said Oct. 24 on the occasion of an official presentation flight for Minister Florence Parly. Scheduled to enter into service in 2021, they are the first of an order for 18 upgrades to be handed over by 2024. The initial ...

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