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Germany advances plans for NH90 and Tiger deployments to Afghanistan

26th January 2012 - 09:55 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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The German Armed Forces is advancing plans to send the NH90 and Tiger attack helicopters to Afghanistan.

Germany has been operating a handful of CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters in the north of the country since 2002. If Germany Army plans come to fruition, the CH-53s will be joined by NH90s serving in the medevac role, and Tiger attack helicopters.

Plans for the introduction of the two types into theatre were outlined by Brig Gen Reinhard Wolski, the director of German Army Aviation speaking at IQPC's International Military Helicopter conference, held in London from 23-26 January.

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

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