Spanish Army Tigre Cougar and Chinook Helicopters Train With French Navy Mistral-class LHD

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Naval Forces News - France, Spain
 
 
 
Spanish Army Tiger Cougar and Chinook Helicopters Train With French Navy Mistral-class LHD
 
Three helicopters of the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces (Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra or FAMET) - a CH-47D Chinook, a Cougar and a Tigre held on 4 December, landing and takeoff trials on the deck of the Mistral-class LHD Dixmude of the French Navy. This training exercise took place during the vessel's approach of Barcelona's port.
     
Three helicopters of the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces (Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra or FAMET) - a CH-47D Chinook, a Cougar and a Tigre held on 4 December, landing and takeoff trials on the deck of the Mistral-class LHD Dixmude of the French Navy. This training exercise took place during the vessel's approach of Barcelona's port.
Spanish Army Chinook and Tigre helicopters on French Navy Mistral-class LHD Dixmude.
Picture: Spanish Army /
FAMET
     
In addition to landing, the exercise involved "hot refueling" (with engines running) of the three helicopters, with constant contact between the French Navy and Spanish Army.

According to the Spanish Army, the exercise was used to test the possibilities of working together with and from French Navy ships.
     
Three helicopters of the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces (Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra or FAMET) - a CH-47D Chinook, a Cougar and a Tigre held on 4 December, landing and takeoff trials on the deck of the Mistral-class LHD Dixmude of the French Navy. This training exercise took place during the vessel's approach of Barcelona's port.
Spanish Army Tigre helicopter on French Navy Mistral-class LHD Dixmude.
Picture: Spanish Army /
FAMET
     
For the FAMET, these interoperability tests come in addition to those carried out recently with the Spanish Navy amphibious assault ship the Juan Carlos I and the US Navy Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall.
     
Three helicopters of the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces (Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra or FAMET) - a CH-47D Chinook, a Cougar and a Tigre held on 4 December, landing and takeoff trials on the deck of the Mistral-class LHD Dixmude of the French Navy. This training exercise took place during the vessel's approach of Barcelona's port.
Spanish Army Chinook, Cougar and Tigre helicopters on French Navy Mistral-class LHD Dixmude.
Picture: Spanish Army /
FAMET
     
Three helicopters of the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces (Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra or FAMET) - a CH-47D Chinook, a Cougar and a Tigre held on 4 December, landing and takeoff trials on the deck of the Mistral-class LHD Dixmude of the French Navy. This training exercise took place during the vessel's approach of Barcelona's port.
Spanish Cougar and Tigre helicopters on French Navy Mistral-class LHD Dixmude.
Picture: French Navy

 

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