Navy helicopters ‘bag’ Afghan drugs
The Royal Navy’s airborne surveillance and control helicopters in recent months have helped seize and destroy over five tons of Taliban drugs with a ‘street value’ in excess of £6m.
As well as the drugs, the crews of 854 and 857 Naval Air Squadrons have contributed to the capture of 15 suspected insurgents, the recovery of over six tons of explosives and hundreds of weapons and radios.
Affectionately known as the ‘Baggers’, the Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control (SKASaC) Mk7 helicopter crews utilise the aircraft’s cutting-edge surveillance radar to track suspicious activity on the ground and feed this vital information to other aircraft and a wide range of ground units.
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