Tuesday, January 15, 2013

News photos of the day: Defending Mali's Z-9 Choppers

Two were imported from China. Not sure they are in service anymore judging from the following photos.

1 comment:

JRO said...

found the other Z-9:

Malian soldiers helped by French troops, move a broken helicopter out a hangar to make room for more incoming troops at Bamako's airport Tuesday Jan. 15. 2013. French forces led an all-night aerial bombing campaign Tuesday to wrest control of a small Malian town from armed Islamist extremists who seized the area, including its strategic military camp. A a convoy of 40 to 50 trucks carrying French troops crossed into Mali from Ivory Coast as France prepares for a possible land assault. Several thousand soldiers from the nations neighboring Mali are also expected to begin arriving in coming days.