Belgian Minister Defense Peter De Crem to visit crews Belgian helicopter Agusta A-109 Mali 28002132
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Defence News - Belgium
|Thursday, February 28, 2013, 06:34 PM|
|Belgian Minister of Defense Peter De Crem to visit crews of Belgian helicopter Agusta A-109 in Mali.|
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, French troops from operation Serval based in Gao has received the visit of Defence Minister of Belgium, Mister Peter De Crem. He was accompanied by the Belgian Chief of Army Staff and a military delegation.
Belgian Minister of Defence Peter De Crem at French military base in Gao, Mali.
Mister Peter Crem has visited the Belgian helicopter crews involved in the French operation Serval in Mali. Belgium has supplied two Agusta 109 helicopters which have been modified for MEDEVAC operations.
Thursday, February 14, 2013, A Belgian A109 helicopter has conducted its first medical evacuation mission in support of the French-led Operation Serval in Mali. The helicopter evacuated a wounded French soldier from Timbuktu to the field hospital in Sévaré, where two Belgian A-109s are based.
During the visit of the Belgian Defence Minister, a dynamic demonstration was carried out by the MEDEVAC helicopter crews to demonstrate the transport of wounded soldiers.
Last week, Belgium has taken the decision to send more troops to Mali. The Belgian soldiers will be deployed to protect a French military base. Two platoons of 80 infantry soldiers will be sent to Mali from the Leopoldsburg base in Limburg Province. They will be deployed to protect a base around 200 km from the Malian capital Bamako.
A total of 183 Belgian soldiers are currently in Mali. They will soon be joined by the 80 additional Belgian troops.
Video live demonstration of Belgian Medevac helicopter in Gao, Mali