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Exercise Swift Blade/Purple Nectar

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In weeks 16, 17 and 18 exercises, Swift-Blade and Purple Nectar will take place at EHGR.
Start tuesday 14 april, end 1 may.

according SIS participants are:
AustrAF, BAC, HungAF, ItAF, RNLAF, SlovakAF and RSwedAF.
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Re: Exercise Swift Blade/Purple Nectar

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According to EU Defence Agency also Germany will participate. They also mention Slovenia iso Slovakia.
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Re: Exercise Swift Blade/Purple Nectar

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Isn't purple nectar not a kind of IT conference/ exhibition? At least that's what Google tells me.
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Yes it is Thijs. And during swiftblade nice choppers are expected to join the exercise
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April 13th is Easter Monday, so I suppose the real start will be on the 14th.
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Re: Exercise Swift Blade/Purple Nectar

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Thijs wrote:Isn't purple nectar not a kind of IT conference/ exhibition? At least that's what Google tells me.
Correct. Last year it was at the Bernhardkazerne and some (Dutch) choppers did participate. Nice that they combine it with Swift Blade this year.
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Re: Exercise Swift Blade/Purple Nectar

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Does anyone know if there wil be activity on the Belgian airfield in Weelde during this exercise?
Last week there where Belgian and Dutch military vehicles on the airfield, looks that they where preparing an exercise.
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Re: Exercise Swift Blade/Purple Nectar

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[quote="nilsko"][quote="Thijs"]Isn't purple nectar not a kind of IT conference/ exhibition? At least that's what Google tells me.[/quote]
Correct. Last year it was at the Bernhardkazerne and some (Dutch) choppers did participate. Nice that they combine it with Swift Blade this year.[/quote]

Also fighter activity at Weelde in the same time. (BAF or RNLAF ?!?)
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Re: Exercise Swift Blade/Purple Nectar

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Participanting a/c:
Mi-24
Mi 8
AB- 212
OH-58
Tigre
NH-90
CH-53
UH-60
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Cool!
Do you also know which helis are from which country?

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Re: Exercise Swift Blade/Purple Nectar

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Sorry, not really.
A pilot on EHGR gave me the list last week.
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A bit if guessing allowed? combining SIS with Guinness:
Mi-24 Hungarian
Mi 8 Hungarian
AB- 212 Austria and or Italy
OH-58 Austria
Tigre Several
NH-90 Several
CH-53 Germany
UH-60 Slovak/ Austria or Sweden
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Re: Exercise Swift Blade/Purple Nectar

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UH-60 will be Sweden, Slovakia will not take part of the exercise.
Tigre will most likely be a German one, because France isn’t on the list.
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Re: Exercise Swift Blade/Purple Nectar

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Guessing with Guinness is always a good idea :lol:

My guess with the APROC 2018 list in mind:
Mi-24 Poland
Mi 8 Poland
AB- 212 Italy
OH-58 Austria
Tigre Germany
NH-90 France
CH-53 Germany
UH-60 Sweden
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Re: Exercise Swift Blade/Purple Nectar

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BaasG wrote:Guessing with Guinness is always a good idea :lol:

My guess with the APROC 2018 list in mind:
Mi-24 Poland
Mi 8 Poland
AB- 212 Italy
OH-58 Austria
Tigre Germany
NH-90 France
CH-53 Germany
UH-60 Sweden
APROC is a total different exercise. France and Poland aren’t on the list.
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