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Quad A 2013: US Army reflects on OEF aircraft challenges

13th April 2013 - 18:52 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Fort Worth


A senior US Army officer has shone light on some of the operational errors that led to 165 aircraft being lost in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003. 

Col Douglas Gabram, DC, USAACE United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence, told the AAAA Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth that the Afghan campaign has been arguably the most challenging the army branch has seen.

He argued that there is a need for training to go back to basics to lessen casualties and numbers of aircraft lost. 

‘The aircraft that we’ve lost…in Iraq and Afghanistan, we lost approximately 162 aircraft and

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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