First Mission for Spanish Tigers in Afghanistan


Spanish Tiger combat helicopters conducted their first mission in Afghanistan on 9 April, supporting the withdrawal of a convoy of Spanish troops from Qala-e-Now to Herat.

Spanish Ministry of Defense photo

The Tigers provided armed escort and aerial reconnaissance of the route taken by the third convoy of the withdrawal of the Spanish contingent's Task Force Azor 21, which included Lynx tactical vehicles from a forward command post in Moqor, which was deactivated on 9 March, and transported 13 containers of equipment and spare parts.

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