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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Netherlands sends attrition replacement Apache to Mali

AH-64D to MaliThe Royal Netherlands Air Force on 27 May sent a single AH-64D Apache attack helicopter to Mali to replace the one that crashed on 17 March, killing both crewmembers on board.

The Dutch defence ministry said the Apache was loaded aboard a NATO C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft at Gilze-Rijen Air Base. Once the helicopter arrives in Mali, it will bring up the Dutch contingent’s helicopter strength to the required numbers.

The Netherlands has been involved in the U.N. mission in Mali since last year.

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