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Helicopter commanders prepare for post-Afghanistan realities

31st January 2013 - 17:48 GMT | by Tony Skinner in London


As most international forces prepare to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the need to prepare helicopter units for future conflicts is being brought into sharper focus.

At the International Military Helicopter conference in London, several speakers spoke of the need to reset helicopter forces to face a range of missions beyond what they had experienced in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade.

Col Onno Eichelshiem, Operational Policy and Defence Planning, Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNAF), said the Defence Helicopter Command had realised it needed to be both more cost effective and flexible in the coming years.


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