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RAF’s A400M participates in Mobility Guardian

21st August 2017 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


A Royal Air Force  (RAF) A400M Atlas has taken part in Exercise Mobility Guardian in the US, the RAF announced on 14 August.

The exercise was held at Joint Base Lewis McChord near Seattle from 31 July to 12 August. During the exercise, the aircraft transported a variety of US Army vehicles including a 19-tonne Stryker commander vehicle, and flew aeromedical evacuation flights with multi-national aeromed teams.

Exercise Mobility Guardian is aimed at enhancing interoperability between the 31 participating countries.

Ed Horne, wing commander officer, Commanding LXX Squadron, RAF, said: ‘This exercise is a really excellent stepping stone for us as we build more and more tactical capabilities on to the aircraft. Working here with the US Air Force and in particular alongside the C-17 crews, is something we just wouldn’t be able to replicate in the UK, either for real on in the synthetic environment at RAF Brize Norton.’

Personnel from other units also participated in the exercise. These included 47 Air Despatch Royal Logistic Corps, No. 2 Squadron RAF Regiment, one Tactical Police Squadron and Tactical Medical Wing.

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