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German Tigers ready to pounce in Mali

28th March 2017 - 14:07 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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The first of two German Army Tiger attack helicopters assigned to the United Nations-led mission in Mali have arrived in-country and have begun flying.

Part of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA), the German helicopters arrived in Mali on 21 March after being transported on an Antonov 124-100 from Leipzig to Bamako. The aircraft were partially disassembled for transportation including the removal of mast sights and main rotors.

After reassembly, the helicopters flew a two-leg 1,000km journey to their final destination in Gao, northern Mali. The helicopters will now operate from Gao throughout their deployment, which is slated

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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