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ADAS 2016: Indonesian Army Aviation reaps benefit of deployment

22nd September 2016 - 10:11 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Timbuktu

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The Indonesian Army is learning valuable lessons from its helicopter detachment’s current deployment to Mali.

The Indonesian Medium Utility Helicopter Unit (INDO MUHU) landed in Timbuktu in September 2015. Three Mi-17V5s were subsequently assembled in Bamako by a joint team of INDO MUHU mechanics and Vietnamese contractors and following testing were flown to Timbuktu on 12 October 2015. 

A week later, INDO MUHU conducted its first operational flight in Mali, carrying out a medevac from Kidal to Gao. 

‘The mission of INDO MUHU is to provide MINUSMA [the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali] with an air support capability

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Erwan de Cherisey

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Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

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