Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ka-27 Helix

Russian KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer RFS Natoychiviy (DD 610) takes off from the British Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland (F 81) during Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2005. In its 33rd year, BALTOPS is a maritime and land international exercise, co-hosted by Latvia and the United States, which includes 11 nations, 4,100 people, 40 ships, 28 aircraft and two submarines in the spirit of "Partnership for Peace (PFP)." BALTOPS 2005 improves interoperability with allies and PFP countries by conducting peace support operations at sea to include a combined amphibious landing and a scenario dealing with potential real world crisis. (Photo: Royal Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Keith Lincoln)

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