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Approval for Multinational Aviation Training Centre in Czech Republic

Approval for Multinational Aviation Training Centre in Czech Republic

The Chicago NATO Summit, held 20 and 21 May 2012, agreed the Czech project to create and lead the Multinational Aviation Training Centre for allied air forces within the Smart Defence initiative to share capabilities. The Czech Republic has been a lead country of the HIP Helicopter Task Force Initiative since 2009, and an administrator… Read more »

Source: Czech Ministry of Defence, 01-Jun-12

NATO/ISAF comment on changes brought by unmanned K-Max operations

NATO/ISAF comment on changes brought by unmanned K-Max operations

Improvised explosive devices have changed the way the Marine Corps engages hostile forces. The need has risen for supplies to reach the most remote parts of Afghanistan quickly, reliably and safely. Late last year, the Corps began experimenting with the K-MAX – an unmanned helicopter, able to transport large amounts of cargo and reduce the… Read more »

Source: ISAF, 21-May-12

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Australian Chinooks return to Afghan skies

Australian Chinooks return to Afghan skies

The Australian Defence Force’s air operations capability has returned to Afghanistan to support International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operations for 2011. The Rotary Wing Group recently commenced full operational duties. Commanding Officer of the Rotary Wing Group, Lieutenant Colonel Neil Monaghan, said that this partnership had great impact in terms of strengthening the relationship with… Read more »

Source: Australian MoD, 31-Mar-11

Afghan investigation – heli crew grounded, ground commander suspended

Afghan investigation – heli crew grounded, ground commander suspended

KABUL, Afghanistan – The International Security Assistance Force has launched an investigation into an operation in Kunar province Monday which may have resulted in two Afghan children being mistakenly killed. An ISAF Joint Command and Afghan incident assessment team went to Kunar province today to look into this incident. The assessment team interviewed ISAF and… Read more »

Source: ISAF Joint Command, 17-Mar-11