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  • mali Operation Barkhane

    arc around Sahel-Sahara


    2014





    • Operation Barkhane
    • Operation Barkhane
    • Operation Barkhane

    Follows on from Operation Serval (Mali) and Operation Epervier (Chad). France cooperates with military detachments from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Mauritania in anti-terrorist missions mainly in Mali, since 1 Aug 2014.
    Britain has been supporting French forces with troop and freight lift services, from Jul 2018 with Chinooks for troop movement by air around the theatre, both under Operation Newcombe.
    United Nations peacekeeping forces are present in the region as part of the MINUSMA mission.

    On November 25 2019, 13 French servicemen died after a Tiger and a AS532 Cougar helicopters collided at Liptako Malian during a combat operation against jihadists.


    News


    British, Danish and Estonian in Mali, 18-Jul-20 : #Barkhane Aircraft and support personnel of Britain, Denmark and Estonia are deployed in Mali embedded into the French Operation Barkhane against counter-terrorism in West Africa

    RAF Chinooks to Remain in Mali, 12-Jun-20 : Three RAF Chinooks and 100 personnel will remain in Mali as UK extends its commitment to supporting French counter-terrorism operation in the Sahel. The helicopters have been deployed in country in non-combat roles since 2018 under Operation Newcombe

    RAF Chinooks Pass 2000 Hours Milestone in Mali, 07-May-20 : #Barkhane Royal Air Force Chinooks achieved 2000 flight hours supporting French operation Barkhane in Mali. Since July 2018, the British helicopters have moved over 1.000 tonnes of freight and over 12.000 passengers

    Denmark Deployed EH101 to Mali, 19-Dec-19 : #OperationBarkhane Denmark sent two EH101 helicopters with 70 support personnel to Mali to support French forces engaged in Operation Barkhane in the Sahel region. Deployment scheduled to last for at least one year

    Thirteen Killed in Mali in Helicopters Collision, 26-Nov-19 : #accident Thirteen French servicemen from Operation Barkhane died after a Tiger and a AS532 Cougar helicopters collided at Liptako Malian during a combat operation against jihadists. It is the French highest death toll in Mali since the beginning of the intervention of the Sahel in 2013 with Operation Serval

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    Units

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    DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
        FR Escadron d'Helicopteres 01.067 Armée de l'Air SA330 Puma
    Super Puma/Cougar
        FR 4 Regiment d'Helicopters des Forces Speciales Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre AS532UL Cougar
    EC725AP Caracal
    Tiger / Tigre
    Gazelle
    SA330 Puma
        FR 5 Regiment D'Helicopteres de Combat Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre Gazelle
    Tiger / Tigre
    SA330 Puma
        01aug14 to - FR 1 Regiment D'Helicopteres de Combat Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre Gazelle
    SA330 Puma
    NH90 TTH
        dec19 to dec20 DK Eskadrille 722 Flyvevåbnet EH101
    Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation


    Individual helicopters


    Model IDs
    Eurocopter AS532UL Cougar 2336    
    NH Industries NH90 TTH 1294     1333    
    Aerospatiale SA330B Puma 1204    
    Aerospatiale SA342M Gazelle 3849    


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