Chad plans military deployment to Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area

21/01/2020 – Chad’s defense minister discussed plans to deploy a battalion of military personnel to the Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area with his French and Swedish counterparts on Monday, January 20, according to reports.

France’s Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly arrived in Chad’s capital N’Djamena on Sunday to begin a two-day visit to the Sahel region accompanied by Sweden’s Minister for Defence, Peter Hultqvist, the French ministry said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Chad plans military deployment to Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area »

Mali – RAF Chinooks continue supporting French operations in Mali

2019/03/06 – Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters have been supporting the French forces in Mali on operations countering the ongoing insurgency, say the RAF.

The Chinooks have been transporting French personal to the forward operation bases as the French military conduct a changeover of troops. Continuer à lire … « Mali – RAF Chinooks continue supporting French operations in Mali »

RCAF aircrews prepared for Mali mission with help of CAE training systems

2018/27/11 – Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-147F Chinook, CH-146 Griffon, and CC-130J Hercules aircrews currently supporting the United Nations Task Force Mali mission initially experienced the West African country virtually before embarking on the actual operational mission. Continuer à lire … « RCAF aircrews prepared for Mali mission with help of CAE training systems »

UK/Mali – Royal Air Force C-17 aircraft arrives in Mali for the first time

2018/11/10 – A Royal Air Force C17 transport aircraft has arrived at Gao airfield in Mali for the first time.  The flight was to deliver supplies to the RAF Chinook Detachment currently deployed supporting French operations there. Continuer à lire … « UK/Mali – Royal Air Force C-17 aircraft arrives in Mali for the first time »

Mali/Canada – RCAF helicopters begin troop transport in Mali

With heavy rains hampering the movement of United Nations personnel by road, Canadian CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook helicopters have begun transporting troops to underserved regions of Mali. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Canada – RCAF helicopters begin troop transport in Mali »

Mali – Canadian peacekeepers in Mali concerned by reported delays in medical evacuations

2018/08/23 – Concerns about potential delays in the approval of life-saving medical evacuations are circling around Canada’s United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, which in recent days conducted its first two operations in the war-torn West African nation. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canadian peacekeepers in Mali concerned by reported delays in medical evacuations »

Mali – UK forces in Mali declared operational

2018/08/21 – 3 Chinook helicopters from RAF Odiham are now fully operational in Mali, ready to support Operation Barkhane, the French counter-terrorism mission.

They’re providing ‘niche logistical support’ to the 4,000 French troops spread across the ‘G5 Sahel’: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. Continuer à lire … « Mali – UK forces in Mali declared operational »