With an average availability rate close to 95% and fewer than 1% of missions cancelled, the Rafales stationed at the forward air base (FAB) in Jordan and engaged in the Chammal mission are "perfect students". One of the explanations for this excellent figure rests with the fact that the French enclave, its fighters and so their MRO are an "absolute priority", both for spare parts and for munitions. Everything is set up to enable the eight fighters to carry out their reconnaissance or bombing missions in Iraq and Syria.
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