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Dutch raise concern over UN medevac helicopters

1st August 2018 - 16:46 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The Dutch MoD is currently in talks with the UN to resolve rotary operational issues in Kidal, Mali including reliability issues with the peacekeeping organisation's medevac helicopters. 

According to a letter signed in November 2017 by Atul Khare, under-secretary-general for field support at the UN and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, under-secretary-general for peacekeeping missions, Kidal medevac operations are conducted by the Soviet era Mil Mi-8 medium twin aircraft, which could suggest the older airframes are suffering from availability issues, as is the implication from the Dutch MoD.

Up to 28 July, a group of 20 Dutch troops had been deployed to the

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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