Complex aviation


Riccardo Niccoli reports from the Italian Army’s most important training exercise, CAEX 2018-II

One of two Esercito Italiano Agusta-Bell 412s, or HH-412As in Italian parlance, to take part in CAEX 2018-II, MM81359/EI 468 swings around before landing.
All images by Riccardo Niccoli

Held between October 15 and 27, by the Esercito Italiano’s (Italian Army’s) Comando Aviazione dell’Esercito’s (COMAVES, or Army Aviation Command), CAEX 2018-II (Complex Aviation Exercise) is its most important training activity of the year. As its name implies, CAEX 2018-II was the second iteration of the exercise to be held this year. AVES Commander Brigadier General Paolo Riccò wants the twice-yearly pattern to continue, with each exercise held at a different location when possible.

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