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Eurocopter Puma resupply

5 January 2018
Somewhere in the Arabian Gulf recently a Eurocopter Puma on lease to USN from EP Aviation resupplies another vessel USMC image Staff Sgt Bobby J. Yarbrough

Somewhere in the Arabian Gulf recently a Eurocopter Puma from EP Aviation resupplies another vessel—USMC image Staff Sgt Bobby J. Yarbrough

040717-N-2805L-115 Aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) July 17, 2004 - An SA330J Puma helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Spica (T-AFS 9) picks up cargo to be delivered to the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The ship is participating in Majestic Eagle, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the U.S.-led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Truman's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy’s first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Lilliana LaVende (RELEASED) For more information go to: http://www.cffc.navy.mil/summerpulse04.htm

This SA330J Puma helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Spica (T-AFS 9) picks up cargo to be delivered to the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)—U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Lilliana LaVende

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. shortfinals permalink
    5 January 2018 07:57

    The Puma has certainly had a long, and for the most part, successful life. There were some civilian accidents in the very arduous North Sea environment, when servicing oil and gas production platforms, but this is certainly a rugged design.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      5 January 2018 18:12

      It’s design has always caught my eye.

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