China escort helicopter was flying low altitude alert suspicious boat (Figure)
participate in nine straight type of carrier-based escort helicopter
Yong Xinhua News Agency reporters Yang Zhigang and Ben Bao reporter Xu Ye
perform escort missions nearly four months, the Chinese naval fleet escort the fourth installment of “MOS” ship “Wenzhou” ships and “lake” ship-borne helicopters landing in complicated meteorological conditions for merchant transmission onboard security commandos, where hundreds of vehicles transferred the crew injuries. Meanwhile, the crew through targeted training and close combat drill, complete complex heavy air patrol, investigation and evidence collection, warning expelled and other tasks, an important waterway for the maintenance of international security to make a positive contribution, known as the Gulf of Aden over the ” fighting eagle, life boat. ”
Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast a broad scope, multi-strand small group of pirates, quick attack methods of crime obviously, difficult to deal with pirate ships alone crime, and fast speed, combat radius, but as long helicopter falcon general so afraid of piracy rampant.
1 22 at noon, just solution protecting China’s “Music From” and “Hongda” was being subjected to pirate chase merchant reports. “MOS” ships and “lake” ship-based helicopter took off rapidly, the two units complement each other, quickly lock a merchant less than 2 nautical miles away from the white boat, four people on the boat. For helicopters, the goal of every suspicious close to one meter, risk factor to increase one point. While two crew members guide the “MOS” ships and “lake” ship immediately inserted to intercept the boats cross the front, side flew to “Music From” and “Hongda” was circling low altitude patrol and fired flares to warn , forcing the rapid escape of the boat parking. Then commandos conducted a check of the boats expelled, “Music from” and “Hongda” was well out of danger merchant.
escort commander of the formation Qiuyan Peng said: “The device in hand, need the benefit of its sharp. To make the ship-borne helicopter to maximize operational effectiveness, training is the key.” In order to effectively enhance the combat capability of air escort, Ge Jian helicopter had no pre-set times to make the case quickly turn the battle into the class, dawn and night flying, air downhill and a series of exercises to effectively improve the synergy of the flying elements, overall temper of the complex weather conditions and unfamiliar environment psychological quality in the pilot, flight technology. In order to shorten the preparation time to take off, the helicopter unit to improve and optimize the steps, significantly reducing the level of transfer into the helicopter combat deployment time.
Reporters learned from the escort fleet command post, nearly four months, the ship-borne helicopter fleet 105 days (times) responsible for second-class combat duty, 9 into the first-class combat duty, scrambled six times, Goal 5 approved driving suspiciously.
formation-in-command ceremony Gu Kang Jieshao, constrained by the sea conditions, in most cases, treatment is nursing an injury on the crew of merchant ships, with boat transportation or access medical care of sick and wounded of the plan can not be achieved. The helicopter was able to play an important role.
1 29, is protection of “Sing the mouth” was a merchant crew of eye injury, the situation is critical. Emergency medical helicopter carrying two off. “Sing the mouth” was a giant merchant stands on drilling platforms, the simplicity of a helicopter landing platform in front of the cab merchant, after three elevated steel up to tens of meters, surrounded by a mast, antennas and railings, are not from the front of the rear landing, landing only way to lateral translation. 12 meters per second wind gust, the lateral drilling hundreds of meters of steel “heart”, its dangerous self-evident!
“scientific flight, to ensure that people pretending to be absolutely safe, ensure that crew members receive timely medical treatment!” Head in the formation of the “two guarantees” under the direction of super light wind off the pilot said Zhang. Side of the fly, pan, fall, consumption rate, 20 meters, 15 meters, 10 meters … … the presence of everyone to sweat, into the helicopter from the steel side, the wheels firmly on the road in the fall platform “Sing the mouth” was sounded on the suddenly thunderous cheers. Down the helicopter, camel sweat pour off from the sheets show drip down on the flight cap. 30 minutes after successful surgery, injured crew members saved the day, the injured eye was finally saved. “Only such a difficult scene to see on television, I know, they are for the people in the adventure!” “Sing the mouth,” the captain Zhang Jianong told reporters.
2009 In November, a merchant ship by pirates shot two crew, the helicopter took off carrying emergency medical personnel; January of this year, a merchant ship two crew members were high-temperature heavy oil burns complicated by infection, ulceration , another severely burned hand crew, the helicopter took off carrying emergency medical personnel … …
over the Gulf of Aden, they circled the moon and the night shuttle; rough, they decided to calm a bumpy landing merchant. “Motherland and the people gave us the wings of steel, we are ready to go!” Interview, the crew members told reporters.
(newspaper Gulf of Aden February 24, Xinhua)
Above: Navy fleet helicopter escort to take off. Our reporter Xu Ye Qingshe
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