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Belgium’s special forces show of force

18th April 2017 - 15:47 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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Belgium's Special Forces Group (SFG) has completed a series of demonstrations designed to demonstrate a 'show of force' in the wake of multiple terrorist attacks across Europe.

On 12 April, the Belgian Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Belgian Air Force (BAF) co-hosted the 'Heliday' event at Beauvechain Air Base, which included a demonstration of its rotary wing special operations capabilities, service officials explained.

The special operations demonstration featured air support from NH90 Caiman Tactical Transport Helicopters (TTHs) and AH-64D Apache attack helicopters for assault teams from the tri-service SFG who first immobilised target vehicles with heli-borne sniper teams before fast-roping

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