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The SAFIRE facility operate three instrumented aircraft for inflight measurements. Based in Toulouse, Safire is a unique investigation tool for research on climate and environment, satellite validation and development in aeronautics.

Safire allies technological excellence of its airborne equipment to the capabilities of its staff for its activity dedicated to research and industry.

Safire, French public research facility, bring together the fleet, staff and grants of the National Center for Scientific Research CNRS, the French meteorological service Météo-France and the French space agency CNES.

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