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Apache helicopters for Libya

category international | sci-tech | other press author Friday May 27, 2011 14:03author by Lofty Report this post to the editors

British prime minister David Cameron gave authorisation yesterday for Apache attack helicopters to start flying into Libya. It is expected that the helicopters will be deployed within 24 hours.
Defence analyst Rear Admiral Chris Parry, said in an interview with the BBC this week that , if the Apaches were used for assault operations and in reinforcing the rebels in their attacks on the Gaddafi regime, it "could be seen as an escalation " of the western military intervention .
Parry said that the helicopters’ electro-optics and command and control systems were their main strength . The attack helicopters have been used extensively by UK forces in Afghanistan where they have been providing “ deterrence, intelligence and close air support for hours at a time “.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindi....html

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   killing machines     Lofty    Fri May 27, 2011 14:06 
   here's a better link that shows how awful these things can be     Serf    Fri May 27, 2011 14:38 
   more Nato "protection" for Libyan civilians     Lofty    Sun May 29, 2011 17:10 
   Pep talk for Monday     opus diablos    Mon May 30, 2011 11:23 
   Apache helicopters     lofty    Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:31 
   mission creep(s)     V for vendetta    Mon Jun 06, 2011 14:44 
   candid shot..     opus diablos    Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:53 
   Not Derailing the Thread.     Computer Geek.    Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:42 
   So...     opus diablos    Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:15 


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