Danger Room: Attack Helos in Libya Mean Deadly Days Ahead — For Everyone

24.05.11

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WAH-64D. Ministry of Defense photo.

WAH-64D. Ministry of Defense photo.

by DAVID AXE

The two-month-old civil war in Libya is about to get a lot deadlier, for both sides.

In a bid to break a weeks-long stalemate in Libya, France and the U.K. have simultaneously made a portentous decision. Both countries are deploying tank-busting attack helicopters from their respective amphibious ships, currently sailing off the Libyan coast.

“What we want is to better tailor our ability to strike on the ground with ways that allow more accurate hits,” said French diplomat Alain Juppe.

There are three British Army WAH-64D Apaches (pictured above) embarked on the assault ship HMS Ocean, with up to three more on the way. The choppers were recently re-certified for shipboard use, as a partial replacement for the Royal Navy’s recently-retired aircraft carrier and Harrier jump jets.

An unspecified number of French army Tiger choppers were reportedly among a dozen choppers aboard the assault ship Tonnerre.

Read the rest at Danger Room.

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5 Responses to “Danger Room: Attack Helos in Libya Mean Deadly Days Ahead — For Everyone”

  1. Dan Stielow says:

    STOP TERRORIZING GADAFIS PEOPLE. NATO USES TERROR BOMBS. SHAME ON YOU.
    you can order my anti-rebel terrorists stickers
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    Dan Stielow

  2. Dan Stielow says:

    How can the NATO idiots afford million dollar bombs to kill gadafis grandchildren???
    SHAME ON IDIOTS NATO.

  3. Prestwick says:

    Lovely, Gaddafi’s 50 cent brigade has arrived at War is Boring towers!

  4. Spicybrown says:

    Leave it to the french and goddamn english I AM DISGUSTED.

  5. doc says:

    money that could have spent at my school, tuition hike again next year… and my state is broke

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