Belgium will contribute with C-130 transport aircraft MEDEVAC helicopter Mali operations 1501135
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Defence News - Belgium
|Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 04:01 PM|
|Belgium will contribute with C-130 transport aircraft and MEDEVAC helicopter for Mali operations.|
Belgium is set to contribute two C-130 military transport transport and one MEDEVAC helicopter to back up France's offensive against Islamist fighters in Mali, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said Tuesday. A decision to offer “logistical” support will be taken at a special cabinet meeting on Mali later Tuesday, January 15, 2013, to discuss a French request for backup, Reynders said on RTBF national radio.
Belgian air Force C-130 military transport aircraft (Archive image)
With France short on troop transport planes, Belgium was likely to offer a C-130 that is already in the region and a second that could be on the scene Wednesday. The helicopter will be flown in next week.