28-Nov-2012 Source: European Defence Agency
The third Helicopter Tactics Symposium was held from 19 – 21 November in Luxembourg. 43 participants from 16 Member States (AT, BE, BG, CZ, DE, ES, EE, FI, FR, HU, IT, LU, NL, PT, SE, UK) and additional guests from New Zeeland and the Joint Air Power Competence Centre exchanged views on the status of ongoing EDA helicopter projects, reviewed the 2012 training exercises and discussed numerous other topics such as maritime deployment, training for helicopter contingency operations ISAF, risk management for helicopter missions etc.
Feedback from participants was positive, and many valuable proposals have been forwarded to the EDA Helicopter Team. The Symposium, as an integral part of the Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP), is a flexible platform owned by the twelve contributing member states that signed the HEP programme arrangement on 19 Nov 2012.