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New Commander for RAF Chinook detachment in Mali

New Commander for RAF Chinook detachment in Mali

17-Mar-2021Source: Royal Air Force

A new British National Component Commander has taken command of the RAF Chinook detachment serving in Mali in support of the French Counter Insurgency Operation. Commander Colin Kiernan of the Royal Navy has taken over from Lieutenant Colonel Steve Brining of the Army Air Corps during a handover ceremony at Gao Airbase in Mali, West... Read more

25-Nov-19 Airbus AS532 Liptako, Mali (11F)

25-Nov-19 Airbus AS532 Liptako, Mali (11F)

25-Nov-2019

Around 19:40, during the maneuver to prepare for the engagement of the enemy, the Cougar helicopter and a Tiger collided, crashing close to each other. None of the embarked soldiers survived. A rescue and safety operation of the accident zone is underway. Many ways of the Barkhane force are still engaged. Thirteen soldiers died in combat are... Read more

25-Nov-19 Airbus EC505 Liptako, Mali (2F)

25-Nov-19 Airbus EC505 Liptako, Mali (2F)

25-Nov-2019

Around 19:40, during the maneuver to prepare for the engagement of the enemy, the Cougar helicopter and a Tiger collided, crashing close to each other. None of the embarked soldiers survived. A rescue and safety operation of the accident zone is underway. Many ways of the Barkhane force are still engaged. Thirteen soldiers died in combat are... Read more

Russian Helicopters produce two Mi-35M for Mali

Russian Helicopters produce two Mi-35M for Mali

11-Oct-2017Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters holding company produced two Mi-35M transport/attack helicopter for Mali under Rosoboronexport-related contract. Aircraft and all property necessary for their operation is delivered to the customer. “Performance of the contract on Mi-35M delivery to our Mali partners once again confirms that the holding company holds a leading position in the world market of attack helicopters. I... Read more

German Tiger broke up in flight before Mali crash

German Tiger broke up in flight before Mali crash

9-Aug-2017Source: Reuters

A German military helicopter that crashed while flying a peacekeeping mission in Mali began to break up while in flight, losing its rotor, according to a defence ministry report seen by Reuters.  See full story... Read more

Germany Defends their Tiger Helicopters after Mali Crash

Germany Defends their Tiger Helicopters after Mali Crash

1-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Wednesday saw a fatal crash of one of Germany’s Tiger helicopters, which killed two of its crew members in Mali. The German defence ministry sent four Tiger helicopters to Mali as part of a U.N peacekeeping project. The helicopters were not shot down or brought down by attack and indications show there might have been... Read more

17-Mar-15 Q-15 Boeing AH-64D Gao, Mali (2F)

17-Mar-15 Q-15 Boeing AH-64D Gao, Mali (2F)

17-Mar-2015

Captain Rene Zeetsen, 30, was killed in the crash and First Lieutenant Ernst Mollinger, 26, died later in a field hospital... Read more

12-Apr-13 Ouro-Modi, Mali (5F)

12-Apr-13 Ouro-Modi, Mali (5F)

12-Apr-2013

Details not clear apart from casualty numbers... Read more

French special forces pilot killed on the ground in Mali

French special forces pilot killed on the ground in Mali

14-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The West Africa nation of Mali is currently going through a significant period of unrest – and France is the only foreign nation involved in the problem of Islamists invading the northern part of the country. French special forces lost helicopter co-pilot Damien Boiteux after he was hit by shrapnel on the ground – while... Read more

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