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Belgium: US helicopters prepare for next Atlantic Resolve mission

0 16.10.2019 Инфо

W/S US Apachees helicopters arriving at port facility of Zeebrugge
W/S US 3rd Infantry Division engineers checking Apache helicopter
C/U Tail of helicopter
C/U Interior of Apache cockpit
M/S Engineer mounting antenna on tail
M/S Inside of Shinouk helicopter
W/S Shinouk helicopter from outside
W/S Front of Apache helicopter
SOT, John Owen, US marine: "So, for the Atlantic Resolve they're nine months rotation. So every nine months we've been bringing in both combat aviation brigade as well as an armoured brigade combat team, and they do a nine-month rotation, and then this is the fifth iteration, so we've been doing this five times now."
M/S US 3rd Infantry Division engineers reconfiguring helicopter
W/S Tractor pulling helicopter
SOT, John Owen, US marine: "They all reconfigure them here, they'll move forward to a logistics staging area and then they'll move forward, most of these will be going forward to Germany."
W/S Boxes with material for reconfiguration
C/U Apaches' missile case
W/S Engineer mounting antenna on tail
SOT, John Owen, US marine: "So, they'll be primarily headquarters out of Germany, for the brigade, however they'll be dispersed throughout Europe."
W/S View of helicopters
SCRIPT
US Army Black Hawk, Apache and Chinook helicopters arrived at Belgium's port facilities of Zeebrugge, on Wednesday.
Footage shows engineers and troops from US 3rd Infantry Division checking aircraft and equipment, before moving them to their operational locations across Europe.
"So every nine months we've been bringing in both combat aviation brigade as well as an armoured brigade combat team, and they do a nine-month rotation," explained US marine John Owen.
The helicopters were brought by ship from Fort Stewart, Georgia, ahead of taking over the Atlantic Resolve mission.