Jump to content

Armée de l'Air Marocaine


Recommended Posts



Members of the Moroccan Air Force visit the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, Dec. 2, 2013. The Moroccan Air Force have recently purchased F-16 fighter aircraft and are partnering with the U.S. Air Force to learn how to setup F-16 operations in their country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder/Released)



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Pod de désignation  (reconnaissance & laser)


Litening II Pod ( F-5 Tiger III)








Litening Airborne Day/Night Navigation & Targeting Pod provides precision strike capability to every fighter aircraft.

  • Reduced pilot workload during targeting and tracking

  • High accuracy and reliability

  • Reduced operational limitations

  • Simple maintenance and support

  • Low life cycle cost

  • Growth potential

  • Upgrades existing aircraft with multi-mission capabilities

  • Adaptable to most aircraft

  • Detection, recognition, identification and laser designation of air-to-surface and maritime targets

  • Accurate delivery of laser guided munitions, cluster and general purpose weapons

  • Laser spot detection and tracking

  • Identification of aerial targets from the Beyond Visual Range (BVR)

  • Long range data and video down-link option


Thales Damocles Pod (MF2000)









3rd Generation Multi-function Targeting pod
  • Multi-function

  • Compatible with existing and future weapons systems

  • High performance/long stand-off range

  • Eye-safe Laser Range-Finder

  • Operational in all weather conditions/all theatres

  • Modular design for future upgrade

  • In service, integrated on Mirage 2000-5, Rafale, SEM , SU-30 and Mirage F1

Main Features
  • Advanced technology featuring state-of-the-art staring array detector, robust new generation tracking systems, superior image processing, 3D location, laser spot detection.

  • Powerful laser and high resolution imagery provide the aircraft with a long stand-off range and tactical ground/air defence system survivability.

Missions and Functions
  • Compatible with laser guided weapons, INS/GPS guided missiles and imagery-guided weapons

  • Attacks in autonomous or cooperative mode, using integrated laser spot tracker

  • High laser energy and high resolution laser imagery providing long security range and high level of survability

  • Damage assessment capability at long range

  • Target recognition capability

  • 3D localisation

  • Integrated navigation FLIR

  • Medium range day/night small targets reconnaissance

  • Day/night visual airborne target identification


Dassault COR2 reconnaissance pod






Dassault COR2 multi-camera pod (400 kg/ 882 lb), with sensors operating the visible and infra-red spectra. Contains :

  • a fan of 4 OMERA 35 cameras (114x114 mm format) with focal lengths between 150 and 600 mm

  • OMERA 40 panoramic camera (240 x 47 mm)

  • and SAT Super Cyclope infra-red linescan.

Speed and altitude limitations = 600 kt (1100 km/h;690 mph) and 11600 m (38,000 ft).

Lockheed Martin Sniper pod








Providing precision targeting and enhanced situational awareness to change the way armed forces operate in theater

The Sniper pod is the most widely deployed targeting system for fixed-wing aircraft in use by the U.S. Air Force, and is the targeting system of choice for 12 international air forces. In addition to fulfilling precision strike mission requirements, the Sniper pod is changing the way armed forces operate in theater with new capabilities to meet the challenges of non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (NTISR).

The Sniper pod provides long-range target detection/identification and continuous surveillance for all missions, including close air support of ground forces. Superior imagery, a video datalink and J-series weapons-quality coordinates enhance the warfighter’s ability to rapidly detect and analyze ground targets while keeping aircrews out of threat ranges.

The Sniper pod provides the warfighter with:

  • Advanced image processing algorithms, combined with rock steady stabilization techniques, that provide cutting edge performance

  • High-resolution, mid-wave FLIR and TV sensors, operated in conjunction with a dual-mode laser, that permit eye-safe operation and precise geo-location in urban environments

  • Laser spot tracker to acquire other laser spots from air and ground assets; an infrared marker visible to soldiers using night vision goggles and a video down link to provide ground forces with enhanced situational awareness

  • Real-time targeting for J-series weapons with a state-of-the-art tracker that enables employment of advanced laser-guided weapons against moving targets

  • Meta-data incorporated in every frame of video to further ensure accuracy throughout intelligence and command and control functions

  • Common software and hardware interface design provides greater interoperability across aircraft fleets

A precision targeting system in a single, lightweight pod, the Sniper pod is designed for current and future aircraft. It is combat proven on U.S. Air Force and international F-15E, F-16 (all blocks), B-1, A-10C, Harrier GR7/9 and CF-18 aircraft. Lockheed Martin is also in the final stages of integrating the Sniper pod on the B-52. As the best overall value and majority share winner of the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Targeting Pod-Sensor Enhancement (ATP-SE) competition in 2010, Sniper pods continue to deliver even greater capability to the warfighter.


Goodrich DB - 110




Royal Moroccan Air Force Selects Goodrich DB-110 Airborne Reconnaissance System

...Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide its advanced DB-110 airborne reconnaissance system for the Royal Moroccan Air Force's (RMAF) new Block 52+ F-16 fighters. The Foreign Military Sale (FMS) contract calls for Goodrich to provide four F-16 reconnaissance pods, data links, multiple ground exploitation systems and related support services....




>:D  Ready 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Raytheon Co., Goleta, Calif., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $70,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for eight Advanced Countermeasures Electronic Systems (ACES) full systems for in country spares, three full systems to support software sustainment activities, 13 ACES Line Replaceable Units (LRU) to create a repair and return spares pool, and 21 ACES LRUs to support operation of ACES reprogramming benches at Warner Robins and Eglin Air Force

Bases, plus a lifetime supply of diminishing manufacturing source parts to support future repair and return and production.  Work will be performed at Goleta, Calif., and is expected to be completed March 2017.  This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.  This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales for the governments of Morocco, Egypt and Iraq.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WWMK, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity  (FA8615-14-C-6022).


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oui tu as raison . Les FRA sont le fer de lance de l'armée marocaine , ils ont des compétences énormes et des infrastructures de bonnes qualité , et notamment dans le maintien et l'entretien des avions . Vraiment ils laissent rien au hasard, ils ont une certaine culture du sérieux .


Cette vidéo montre tout l'entretien des avions de chasse , hélicoptères , avions de transport ... Ils demontent un Mirage F1 en entier , l'inspecte point par point et le remonte . 



Entretien F-16




Test Sniper XR (Combinaison NBC)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Belles photos !!


Concernant les F-16, la compétence ravitaillement en vol est complètement abandonnée ou des entrainements avec des ravitailleurs compatibles (Américains, Français, Omega tankers...)

sont organisés pour entretenir la capacité ??

Link to comment
Share on other sites

@Fenrir : Désolé ;)


@mgtstrategy : Merci . Lol faut pas bloquer sur le Rafale quand même , on a pas les moyens pour le Rafale trop cher , vendez le a l'Algérie :P


Sinon sur le Rafale , c'est quoi l'equivalent du systeme ACES (advanced countermeasures electronic system) ?? c'est pour la EW 




Raytheon’s Advanced Countermeasures Electronic System is a fully integrated electronic warfare (EW) suite with robust situational awareness and powerful jamming capabilities. ACES represents the most modern EW digital technology available, providing a secure electronic shield against anti-aircraft missiles and threats from enemy radars.

Designed to detect, identify and counter contemporary threats in a high density environment, ACES integrates Raytheon’s ALQ-187(V)2 jammer, the ALR-93 radar warning receiver and the ALE-47 countermeasures dispenser system — offering an effective and dependable advanced electronic countermeasures self-protection system for the F-16.

Built on a legacy of EW suites for the F-16 platform, including Raytheon’s Advanced Self-Protection Integrated Suite (ASPIS and ASPIS II), ACES reflects the next generation of advanced EW for the F-16. Legacy efforts and core elements of ACES have proved highly effective against real threats in acceptance flight trials, combat exercises and spontaneous defense of sovereign territory.

  Edited by FARSOLDIER
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Article ALGERIEN de "El Watan" sur l'histoire du financement des forces armées marocaines.


La première partie semble sérieuse et documentée.

Après la seconde partie semble critique notamment concernant la maintenance des F16 qui ferait défaut faute de crédit et l'achat des frégates hollandaises sigma qui seraient suspendues pour les mêmes raisons.


Après je ne sais pas si il faut prendre aux sérieux ces informations vus que la presse deux pays se tapent souvent dessus.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • pascal locked this topic
  • pascal unlocked this topic

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Member Statistics

    Total Members
    Most Online
    Newest Member
  • Forum Statistics

    Total Topics
    Total Posts
  • Blog Statistics

    Total Blogs
    Total Entries
  • Create New...