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 Post subject: Cyclone Idai
PostPosted: 19 Mar 2019, 22:54 
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Has there been any step-up in the support from the SANDF/SAAF to assist in Beira?


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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone Idai
PostPosted: 20 Mar 2019, 07:58 
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This is the most detailed report I could find so far
https://www.defenceweb.co.za/featured/s ... ozambique/


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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone Idai
PostPosted: 20 Mar 2019, 22:33 
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Another news article
https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/africa ... ozambique/


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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone Idai
PostPosted: 20 Mar 2019, 23:10 
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Thanks Roger.


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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone Idai
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2019, 12:36 
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Saw photos of an Oryx and an A-109 in Mozambique on Twitter.

Nice opportunity for the A-109 to stretch it's legs so to speak. If memory serves during the 2000 floods the Alo III wasn't deployed only Oryx and BK-117.

I wonder how the A-109 stacks up against the above mentioned two helicopters given the SAAF's criticism of it's hot and high performance, in this particular operation?


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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone Idai
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2019, 14:41 
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james wrote:
Saw photos of an Oryx and an A-109 in Mozambique on Twitter.

Nice opportunity for the A-109 to stretch it's legs so to speak. If memory serves during the 2000 floods the Alo III wasn't deployed only Oryx and BK-117.

I wonder how the A-109 stacks up against the above mentioned two helicopters given the SAAF's criticism of it's hot and high performance, in this particular operation?

Well the floodplains in Mozambique are definitely not hot and high, so it should be performing ok.


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