Slovenian detachment

The Slovenian Air Force, working closely together with the Croatians, also maintains a helicopter detachment at Camp Bondsteel on a four-month rotation. Usually, the Helikopterski Bataljon at Ljubljana/Brnik Airport deploys only one helicopter. Depending on requirements, normally a single Bell 412 or AS532AL Cougar is employed, supporting the 309 members of the 32nd Slovenian Armed Forces contingent and other KFOR troops.


A Slovenian Bell 412 undergoes maintenance at Camp Bondsteel.

The Swiss Air Force has detached helicopters to Kosovo since October 2002, rotating crew, depending on the situation in-country, every three to four weeks, but with extensions when necessary. Between 70 and 80% of the Swiss Air Force’s helicopter staff, pilots and technicians are required to cover a year of operations in Kosovo.

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