new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
4454317512_c4852c1fed_o | by Think Defence
Back to album

4454317512_c4852c1fed_o

Soldiers from the Household Cavalry Regiment Battle Group retrieve ration supplies, dropped at night by C-130 Hercules aircraft near Forward Operating Base (FOB) Edinburgh on the outskirts of Musa Qal’eh, Afghanistan.

 

Air drops are being used to minimise the threat to road convoys from improvised explosive devices (IED’s) by reducing their need. The loads can be dropped accurately from the air, making resupplying the Forward Operating Bases less dangerous. Troops collect the stores from the drop zone, and use a variety of vehicles including the new Springer to return the rations into the FOB.

 

391 views
0 faves
0 comments
Taken on May 6, 2012