ARMY – Many inhabitants of Île-de-France were surprised this Saturday afternoon, September 11, when they heard or saw a very low-altitude airliner flying in the sky escorted by a Rafale, this on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the United States.
In fact, as BFMTV tells us, this aircraft escorted by the fighter plane was a military aircraft and it was an “interception” exercise as part of training.
On board this Airbus A330 MRTT Phénix, were Prime Minister Jean Castex and Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly.
It is “within the framework of his responsibilities in matters of national defense” that the head of government took part in this exercise, specified Matignon to BFMTV.
The escorted plane ended up reaching the Vélizy-Villacoublay base in Yvelines.
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