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​German Tigers join the fight in Mali

28th February 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Nicholas Fiorenza in Brussels


The four Tiger attack helicopters from Germany's Combat Helicopter Regiment 36 that will deploy to Mali at the end of March will each carry an extra fuel tank because of the long ranges they will have to fly.

In support of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA), the Tigers will provide protection for the four NH90 medical evacuation helicopters that have already arrived in Mali, as well as conducting surveillance and reconnaissance, show of presence, convoy escort and protection, and close air support missions.

The combat helicopters will be able to carry the GunPod HMP 400 with

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Nicholas Fiorenza


Nicholas Fiorenza

Nicholas Fiorenza is a Shephard contributor based in Brussels.

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