Our video of the week: C130 Air Drop

11/08/2009
Equipment drop from a C-130 aircraft: The C-130 originates from Kandahar for support for coalition ground troops. Scenes in the video include: cargo being loaded onto the aircraft the aircraft flying over mountainous terrain and cargo being pushed out of the aircraft and parachuting to the ground. Precision air re-supply…

Operating the new A330 Tanker Boom

11/02/2009
The video shows the operation of the boom on the new A330 tanker. The boom allows for much more rapid refueling than legacy tankers, greater security in operating the boom in night refueling operations and gives the aircraft an augmented capability to refuel more air platforms at the same time.…

France and the pursuit of reforms: a new legal framework for the reserves is born

11/01/2009
France continues to adapt to a new strategic environment conditioned by the dual-pressure of her increased commitment in Afghanistan and her reintegration into NATO’s military command, while conducting multiple defense reforms on the homefront. One of the stumbling blocks in the past years has been the optimum use of the…