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Austrian Armed Forces combat demonstration of the Air Support Brigade

Pictures: Agusta AB-212, Bell OH-58B Kiowa, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, Pandur I armoured personnel carrier, Sikorsky S-70A-42 Black Hawk, Sud SE-3160 Alouette III
Hinterstoisser AB (LOXZ) · Zeltweg, Austria
1 - 2 July 2011

Austrian Armed Forces - Österreichisches Bundesheer Combined units of the Austrian Armed Forces Air Support Brigade are demonstrating the evacuation of endangered personnel from an airfield in a crisis region. The demonstration starts with an infilitration operation of the selected landing zone by special surveillance and reconnaissance soldiers (not pictured).

The following pictures showing further details of the excercise.

1. Paratroopers from the 25th Infantry Bataillon, 7th Infantry Brigade based at Klagenfurt jumping out of Lockheed C-130K Hercules transport aircraft over the airfield to infiltrate the area.

- aircraft: Lockheed C-130K Hercules

2. Combat-, surveillance-, and transport helicopters from several Austrian Air Force Flight Regiments arriving over the landing zone.

- helicopters: Bell OH-58B Kiowa, Sud SE-3160 Alouette III, Agusta AB-212

3. Special Forces approaching with Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk helicopters from 1 Flight Regiment (Fliegerregiment 1).

- helicopter: Sikorsky S-70A-42 Black Hawk

4. Bell OH-58B Kiowa helicopters firing at enemy forces on the ground which are trying to enter the landing zone. The Kiowa helicopters using their GAU-2/A/M134 "Minigun", a 7.62 mm multi-barrel heavy machine gun.

- helicopters: Bell OH-58B Kiowa

5. The helicopters leaving the airspace and soldiers on the ground preparing the landing zone for the evacuation. After that a Hercules transport aircraft is cleared to land at the secured airfield.

6. Pandur I armoured personnel carrier equipped with 12.7 mm (.50 cal) heavy machine guns escorting the compatriots to the holding transport aircraft.

7. People boarding the aircraft covered by the armoured personnel carrier and special surveillance and reconnaissance soldiers (foreground).

- aircraft: Lockheed C-130K Hercules

8. Austrian Special Forces soldiers using the Special Patrol Insertion & Extraction System (SPIES) to quickly evacuate the landing area.

- helicopter: Sikorsky S-70A-42 Black Hawk

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