Operation Chammal: Flying A Deep Reconnaissance Mission Aboard An Atlantique 2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

- Defense-Aerospace – Under the operational control of Adm Beaussant, GOC Indian Ocean Zone (ALINDIEN), the Atlantique 2 (ATL 2) acts to complement the Rafale combat aircraft and its Reco NG new-generation pod in the intelligence-gathering role. Both aircraft provide the forces with effective, long-range intelligence and reinforce their capability to independently gather and process tactical and strategic situations. The main mission of the ATL2 is to gather image (IMINT) and electromagnetic (ELINT) intelligence for the strategic (defence HQ), theater (ALINDIEN) and tactical (the Coordination Air Operation Center (CAOC) at Al Ubeid) echelons.