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Portugal Hosts International Air Exercise • Real Thaw 2018

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Portugal Hosts International Air Exercise • Real Thaw 2018

Various footage from the Portuguese led air exercise Real Thaw 2018 which took place early in February, 2018. The exercise featured 35 aircraft and 1,500 personnel from the Portuguese Air Force, Army and Navy as well as military forces from Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, the United States and NATO (E-3A AWACS and DA-20). Real Thaw 2018 included air defense, convoy protection in humanitarian missions, close air support to ground forces and special operations, extraction of military and civilian elements, cargo and paratroopers drops, combat search and rescue, aero-medical evacuations, civil-military cooperation, conventional guided and high-accuracy ordnance attacks and conventional attacks on maritime forces. Footage includes go-pro shots from the cockpit of a Spanish F-18 performing a parallel take-off with another Spanish F-18, paratroopers dropping from a C-130 aircraft, as well as shots of a NATO AWACS plane.

Film Credits: https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/NATOTV

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