This hall was re-opened in June 2017 at the time of the Paris Air Show and was officially inaugurated in September. The scenography of this space presenting French military aviation was redesigned with models, equipment, and flight suits on dummies and some multimedia terminals. New display cases have been added exhibiting some modern military collections.
Cocarde Hall presents some major aircraft which was used by the Air Force from the 1950s to the 1970s : a Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, a Mistral, several North-American ones, etc. Discover the different air components of the French army: Navy aviation, light aircraft from the army and air force. The Cocarde hall presents the work and missions of the air forces, the innovations and technologies of the French Air Force, as well as equipment such as ejector seats and electronic war equipment.
On 10 March 1978, at Istres, the Mirage 2000 prototype (piloted by Jean Coureau) made its first flight. This hang glider is equipped with electric flight controls.