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French Air Force Became French Air and Space Force

French Air Force Became French Air and Space Force 18 September, 2020

 On 11 September 2020, the Armée de l'Air (AdlA), French Air Force) was renamed into Armée de l'Air & de l'Espace (AdlAdlE), French Air and Space Force.

The new logo of the AdlAdlE was revealed on 11 September as well. The grey rounded line represents earth, while the well-known stylised sparrow-hawk is over watching that earth. On 3 September 2019, space was defined as being “a major stake” for France's strategic independence. The Space Command was then created and now integrated in the air force. It is expected that the CDE is fully operational in 2025.

The name change is a result of a process that started in July 2019, when President Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of a space command.

 

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