This Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre (French Army Aviation) Gazelle of 4 RHFS was deployed from homebase Pau/Pyrénées as part of ALAT Det Tchad to Abeche in the far eastern part of Chad. Puma's and Gazelle's supported from this location the European Union Force (EUFOR) mission over Chad/CAR
During ALAT Det Tchad, maintenance continues to helicopters at Abeche. The French used a small hangar were they tinkered. This Gazelle, 4172, was written-off in an accident in France on 9 February 2016.
The Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre (ALAT, French Army Aviation) ran a detachment consisting of Gazelle and Puma helicopters at Abeche, named ALAT Det Tchad, that provided reconnaissance and close air support to the European Union Force Chad/CAR mission in eastern Chad. This ADA took of from the French part of the tiny platform at Abeche.