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German Army begins hot and high training flights in New Mexico

21st June 2012 - 09:59 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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The German Army has begun field tests of NH90 and Tiger helicopters in New Mexico in readiness for a possible deployment to Afghanistan later this year.

As part of Exercise Falcor 2012, two Tiger UHTs and three NH90s have been deployed to Holloman AFB, New Mexico where crews can experience flying in hot and high conditions and carry out dust landings.

The Tigers will remain in the area of Holloman, while the NH90s will range north to the base at Kirtland to carry out their dust landing.

The aircraft were deployed using a chartered An-124 cargo aircraft with the majority

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

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