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"To Prepare for New Challenges": British attack helicopter crews train 300 km from Russian borders

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British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace spoke about the prospects of the British Army aviation in connection with the reform of the troops. London is trying to carry out a major reform in the Royal Armed Forces, the main program of which is called "Soldiers of the Future". According to the minister, the 1st tactical aviation brigade will be combined with the 16th airborne assault brigade "to form a global rapid reaction force."


Ben Wallace:

This transformation will enable us to respond quickly to crises around the world.

It is pointed out that for "preparedness for new challenges" the crews of attack helicopters of the British army are being trained in "difficult Arctic conditions."

We are talking about the crews of Apache Attack helicopters, which, according to the minister, “will be trained in piloting in the Far North for ten days. In which region the pilots of the British Army Aviation undergo this kind of training, Wallace did not specify.

However, information appeared on social networks that British helicopters were involved in maneuvers in Norway. In particular, for their basing, the Bardufoss airfield is used, from which Hitler's planes took off during the Second World War, including for delivering strikes on the territory of the USSR. The airfield is located in the north of Norway. It is about 300 km from the Russian border.

The British Ministry of Defense notes that helicopter pilots perform piloting in conditions of limited visibility, at temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius. During the exercise, the skills of landing on ice and piloting in the dark are practiced. It also reported on the training of the crew for survival in the event of an emergency helicopter landing.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 April 4 2021 07: 50
    +7
    tattered cat on the islands does not sit .... old dreams, in what then again to participate?
    1. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 April 4 2021 10: 26
      +1
      They take us in a semicircle
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 4 2021 12: 05
        0
        Come on, for the first time or something.
        We will break through.
        Moreover, the window to the geyrope ceases to be the most, the most important ... one of the options, nothing more.
        1. Machito
          Machito April 4 2021 14: 39
          +1
          Raven them in the screws and more crash landings. am
  2. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee April 4 2021 07: 52
    +4
    British attack helicopter crews train 300 km from Russian borders
    Sit already request on their islands! Who Needs You With Your Brexit ...
    1. nikon7717
      nikon7717 April 4 2021 09: 01
      0
      So the fact of the matter is that they do not sit on the island, they want to steer everyone all the time. Now let them practice, the warriors will make a report on the "successful preparation". The main thing is not to really try in the near future.
  3. Konstantin Gogolev
    Konstantin Gogolev April 4 2021 07: 54
    +9
    -20 ° C? Are these arctic conditions? We have this almost everywhere in winter. We need our military attaché to give them felt boots, winter footcloths and a sheepskin sheepskin coat. And a bottle of vodka. And then the poor fellows will freeze.
    1. 210ox
      210ox April 4 2021 08: 03
      0
      It won't help them. For in diapers.
    2. VORON538
      VORON538 April 4 2021 08: 21
      +6
      Minus 20 in winter we have a thaw in Amurka, you can walk without a hat, there is enough hood :))) I'm not talking about Yakutia :)))
    3. Machito
      Machito April 4 2021 14: 41
      0
      At minus 20, ice cream warms well. And their steam rooms are good to lie in the snow.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 4 2021 07: 55
    -1
    "To Prepare for New Challenges": British attack helicopter crews train 300 km from Russian borders
    The shallow razor crawls on the fifth point, trying to puff out his cheeks! laughing
    1. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke April 4 2021 13: 52
      0
      Quote: aszzz888
      The shallow razor crawls on the fifth point, trying to puff out his cheeks!

      Waiting until it will be inflated through the fifth point. laughing
  5. xorek
    xorek April 4 2021 07: 56
    0
    If you were the Anglo-Saxons on your island and not rock the boat ... We are very angry at you!
    Your island has turned into a sort of thieves' raspberry, where our thieves and traitors sit out and spend the stolen capital .. So I want to bang. soldier laughing
  6. knn54
    knn54 April 4 2021 07: 57
    +3
    Another "Arctic" country has emerged.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza April 4 2021 08: 25
      +5
      Quote: knn54
      Another "Arctic" country has emerged.

      Do they even know that in the Arctic, not only - 20, but also lower temperatures are?
      In general, all these throwing of NATO and others like them remind me of shots from the movie "Mister X". When the innkeeper exclaims, "The whole city has gone crazy and I don't want to be left behind!" This is how the EU countries, together with the United States, are afraid to lag behind each other and become unfashionable, and therefore go crazy, instead of dealing with the pandemic and vaccines.
      1. svp67
        svp67 April 4 2021 09: 04
        +2
        Madam hi
        Quote: Egoza
        "The whole city has gone crazy and I don't want to be left behind!"

        By the way, an excellent characteristic of today's Ukraine ...
      2. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft April 4 2021 18: 18
        +1
        Quote: Egoza
        Do they even know that in the Arctic, not only - 20, but also lower temperatures are?

        You don't read periodicals at once. I have magazines "ZVO" from the 76th year in the couch ....
        In them, incl. colorfully our military describe the annual exercises in Northern Norway of the units of the MP of Great Britain, the Netherlands and Norway .... from Great Britain, two out of three bots are allocated to this theater of operations. 3rd Br. Royal MP, one BG battery, and so on little things ...
        So they are familiar with the Arctic conditions, and they had a specialized VT, even at the height of the Cold War ...
        Now the Americans are still bursting there, but they have worse equipment than the Norwegians and the British, although the Americans have large forces in Alaska ...
        This is how the EU countries, together with the United States, are afraid to lag behind each other and become unfashionable, and therefore go crazy, instead of dealing with the pandemic and vaccines.

        Nobody wants to give the Arctic to the Russians, the Empireists call it, it seems, "projection of power" .....
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 4 2021 08: 48
    +2
    Again this hated Bardufoss, abundantly watered with Russian blood during the Great Patriotic War. By the way, January February in Murmansk can be -20, and in Bardufoss it is all -30 and with a breeze, and vice versa.
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 4 2021 08: 52
    +1
    So let them fly at this distance from our borders, because in our sky it is extremely dangerous for health and, in general, for their own existence.
  9. svp67
    svp67 April 4 2021 09: 03
    +2
    During the exercise, the skills of landing on ice and piloting in the dark are practiced. It also reported on the training of the crew for survival in the event of an emergency helicopter landing.
    It would be necessary to add a course on felling wood, in captivity it can be VERY useful
  10. Runway
    Runway April 4 2021 09: 06
    +2
    Bardufoss is almost at the same latitude as Murmansk. 10 days of flights is probably not so much, but pilots will get general concepts and skills (obviously, some fees from the level of the flight / squadron).
    It would not be bad if our helicopter pilots had the opportunity to acquire skills to work in various conditions (climate, terrain, etc.)
  11. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 4 2021 09: 34
    0
    It would be strange if we didn't train. Any army trains in one way or another. No one has canceled combat training yet. Let them crawl there at home, so long as they do not come to us. Do not like it. sad Air defense guarantees.
  12. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 4 2021 11: 06
    +1
    This transformation will enable us to respond quickly to crises around the world.
    In order to respond quickly from the islands, and even all over the world, and even a helicopter fleet, you need to be exclusively an Englishman. To put it simply, we want to contribute our five kopecks to the establishment of "democracy" in the Arctic (we also care about resources) and as a counterbalance to Russia. And Norway has recently become a corrupt girl of the NATO bloc and is trying to be in the trend of "containing" Russia.
  13. 2 Level Advisor
    2 Level Advisor April 4 2021 13: 00
    0
    300 km from Russia are training ... this is news .. helicopters take off in the Baltics? IN .. well, ee .. and on Cook, the cook lavatory washed away ..