The Dassault Super Etendard is a single seat Strike Fighter jet, first introduced into service in 1978. This is an updated version of the Etendard IVM. Based on the experience gained during the Korean War (1950-53), French authorities drew up specifications for a light interceptor. This definition was quickly assimilated into a program from a tactical light bomber that could carry out a mission of air superiority. At the same time, NATO published its requirements for the LWTSF (Light Weight Tactical Strike Fighter). In response, the company presented its Mirage and Dassault Etendard.