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Paris Air Show PHOTOS: The best military aircraft

Last updated on: June 22, 2011 12:14 IST

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The Paris Air Show -- the world's largest aviation and space industry event -- is showcasing some of the best flying machines conceived, built and operated in recent times.

Deafening roar of aircraft split the Le Bourget skylines as visitors throng to witness the aircraft on display

Let's take a look at some of the military aircraft on display.

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Image: Display by the Patrouille de France aerobatics team

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Image: A breathtaking display by the Eurocopter Tiger

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Image: Schiebel's next-generation Camcopter UAV helicopter in flight. The Camcopter S-100 is a medium -range, medium endurance VTOL UAV system designed to provide a unique balance between advanced capabilities and operation in tactical environments

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Image: The EC 725 Caracal is a helicopter designed to perform missions of search and rescue combat (Resco), troop transport over long distances and special missions, the fight against terrorism and state rescue missions at sea

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Image: The NH90 is a helicopter or Cayman Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium) of the class of 10 tonnes is available in two versions 'Earth' and 'Marine'

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Image: A Dassault Rafale fighter jet takes part in a flying display during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport
Photographs: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
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Image: An Airbus A400M military aircraft lands at Le Bourget airport
Photographs: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
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Image: Telemos' Prototype, a drone co-developed by France's Dassault aviation and Britain's BAE, is seen during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport
Photographs: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
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Image: An Eurocopter X3 helicopter takes part in a flying display for French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris June 20
Photographs: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
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Image: Visitors look at Eurocopter drones Talarion and Cassidan during the 49th Paris Air Show
Photographs: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
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