A Northern Heavy-lift

“As the helicopters would be valuable assets for emergency services and as part of disaster relief efforts domestically and internationally, having the ministries of interior and foreign affairs respectively provide part of the funding would likely be a must for this to work.”

Corporal Frisk

I have traditionally been rather sceptic of some of the more innovative new capabilities suggested for the Finnish Defence Forces on Twitter. The issue is usually money, and in particular that with a number of gaping holes in the budget the money available could usually be better spent on more conservative endeavours. Today, however, a rather interesting suggestion appeared.

Now, before you (yes, especially you Army officers) move one to more realistic proposals, hear me out on what make this proposal more interesting than, say, a multi-national amphibious division.

Vertical Movement

It is no secret that both Finland and Sweden like airborne movement of light infantry. Sweden have their own airmobile battalion in the 31. Btn of…

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11 thoughts on “A Northern Heavy-lift

  1. Mūsu ģeogrāfijai būtu itin piemērotas arī vieglās transportlidmašīnītes, kā ikoniskais Skyvan vai Arava. Jebkurš Polaris + piekabe vai mīnmetējs + tonna kravas. 3-4 reizes ekonomiskākas par tādas pašas kravnesības heli, divreiz lielāks tālums (vismaz līdz Vācijai), lielāks ātrums. Plus novērošanas/patruļlidmašīna (ieskaitot jūras), dronu/helikopteru inspektors/iznīcinatājs. Un nav arī fantastiski tādas ražot. Izraēlas aviorūpniecība sākās ar Aravu.

      • +1
        Nez, vai mūsējiem ir plāni iegādāties šādas te, lētas, prastas, universālās kravinieces?
        Vai arī ņekošerno?
        Atzīšos, par NBS aviācijas nepieciešamībām neesmu īsti aizdomājies, kājnieks būdams, bez CAS un MEDIVAC pieredzes.

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