03/21/2012: The Eurocopter Puma was engaged in Bold Alligator 2012. Off of the Mistral, the Pumas supported the French Army by transporting artillery pieces and providing support for the troops on the ground. For the USN, the Pumas worked off of the USNS Robert E. Peary providing support for the amphibious fleet. In other words, there was a multinational presence for the workhorse of the Eurocopter product line.
Credit Photos 1-5 USN; Credit Photos 6-9 Murielle Delaporte SLD 2012