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    NEWS | Juan Carlos I ( L-61, Buque de Proyeccion Estrategica )

    Spanish Army Helicopters Deployed to Iraq


    FAMET Chinook and Cougar helicopter unit taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq. “Task Force Toro” is led by a woman, Comandante Gala Gallego

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    Spanish Army Helicopters Deployed to Iraq


    Helis, April 29, 2018 - A Spanish Army Aviation (FAMET) helicopter unit embarked on the Juan Carlos I (L 61) amphibious assault ship to be transported to Iraq.

    The helicopters are 3 CH-47D Chinook (called HT-17) and 2 AS532 Cougar (HT-27) and will take part of “Operation Inherent Resolve”, the US-led mission against Daesh in Iraq. Spain has been part of this mission since January 2015.

    Juan Carlos I will left Rota naval base on May 1st for a 20 days trip to Kuwait. Once there, the Army’ helicopters will fly around 600 km to their new home base at Taji in central Iraq from where they will provide transport to both national and international forces.

    The ship will returned immediately back to Rota making port visits to Mumbai (India) and Alexandria (Egypt). Her air group for this deployment will be composed of 4 AV-8B Harrier II V/STOL jets and 2 SH-3D Sea Kings and will be accompanied by frigate Blas de Lezo (F 103)








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    Juan Carlos I ( L-61, Buque de Proyeccion Estrategica )
    Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra     Spanish Army Aviation
    See also Spanish Special Forces Prepare for Iraq Deployment
    Blas de Lezo ( F-103, F100 Alvaro de Bazan )
    Task Force Toro Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra     Spanish Army Aviation
    Rota NB
    What links here :
    Spanish Army Helicopters Arrived to Kuwait


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