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Northern Flacon 2015: 62 tons of cargo and over 71,000 litres of fuel airlifted
21.04.2015 | 09:07
Press service of the Ministry of Defence

The Joint Ukrainian-Danish Northern Falcon  2015 Operation on the transport of fuel from the U.S. Air Force Thule Base to the Danish Nord Polar Station on board of the Il-76MD airlifter of the Ukrainian Air Force undergoes the second week in row.

As of April 20, the Ukrainian pilots have already completed 4 missions and airlifted 62 tons of cargo and 71,142 litres of fuel.

The Ukrainian military pilots perform tasks in harsh climatic conditions of the Arctic  at temperatures to −50 degrees below zero and a wind speed of 15-20 meters per second, and without ground radio navigation and alternative airfields.

The Joint Ukrainian-Danish Northern Falcon  2015 Operation undergoes during April of current year. The Il-76MD will airlift over 600,000 litres of fuel and other cargo from the U.S. Air Force Thule Base to the Danish Nord Polar Station.

 

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