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First NH90 arrives in Afghanistan

24th August 2012 - 11:39 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


The first NH90 to be deployed to Afghanistan has arrived in theatre.

The Italian Army aircraft was flown into Herat in the west of Afghanistan onboard a USAF C-17 on 18 August, although the Italian Army only made the information public on 23 August.

The C-17 transported the helicopter from the airport at Bologna and the deployment is being supported by personnel from the 2nd Army Aviation Regiment who arranged the loading of the helicopter and its associated equipment.

As reported in the latest edition of Defence Helicopter, the first deployment will last six months - although this is

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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