On October 29, 2020, the French Air Force announced the initial operational capability of the Talios laser designation pod on the Rafale F3-R aircraft.

Talios (TArgeting Long-range Identification Optronic System) is a multirole electro-optical pod manufactured by the French equipment manufacturer Thales. It is a new generation laser designation pod (PDL-NG) which is an evolution of the Damocles nacelle currently in service and used on foreign theaters of operation. Talios can detect and identify targets on the ground and deliver weapons with great precision.

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