On 28th April 2015, teams from the French Ministry of Defence, Dassault Aviation andcarried out the first guided firing of the long-range missile against an air target from a combat aircraft. The test flight followed earlier missile separation trials carried out on the rafale in 2013 and 2014. The recent firing was performed from a two-seat variant over the missiles test range in Biscarosse near Bordeaux. The recent firing represents an important milestone in the integration of onto the in line with the development of the aircraft in the next standard. The first Meteor missiles will be delivered as of 2018 to equip the Rafales of the French Air Force and Navy.