An U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs a French F-2 Rafale to a catapult during combined French and American carrier qualifications aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Atlantic Ocean on July 20, 2008. This is the first integrated U.S. and French carrier qualifications aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier, according to the U.S. Navy's website. U.S. Navy photo below by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder.
Below Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Biggs shoots a French F-2 Rafale off the deck of the Roosevelt. This USN photo is also by Snyder.
Below a Rafale flies over the Roosevelt . U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John M. Stratton.