Going Dutch

Exercise Report

The Royal Netherlands Army’s Exercise Falcon Autumn combined the rotary forces of the Germany Army and the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s Defence Helicopter Command. Manolito Jaarsma reports from Military Aviation Terrain Deelen.

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Troops look on as Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47D D-103 of 298 Squadron works with an RNLAF AH-64D and a German Army NH90 TTH out of Deelen.
All photos Manolito Jaarsma
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A German Army pathfinder from the Division Schnelle Kräfte descends on his objective during Falcon Autumn.

Falcon Autumn is part of a series of exercises organised by the Royal Netherlands Army’s (RNLA’s) 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade (Air Assault) (11 LMB, 11th Airmobile Brigade). Taking place between September 26 and October 10, the latest manoeuvres included the Germany Army’s Division Schnelle Kräfte (DSK, Rapid Forces Division) – the 11 LMB has been integrated within the German unit’s command structure since June 2014.

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