Special Forces Jump From Spanish EADS CASA C-295 | Bob's Blitz

Special Forces Jump From Spanish EADS CASA C-295

Twenty seven members of NATO Special Forces, the elite units of the Atlantic Alliance, jump off the southern coast of Spain as part of the Trident Juncture 2015 exercise. These units specialize in infiltration and reconnaissance using whatever means required for lookout tasks, observation and attack, as well as having the capacity to extract civilians or military personnel in conflict zones. Because of this, their identity is always protected. Their tasks include specific intelligence, aviation, medical support and communications. Special Forces need to be agile and able to deploy for operations in a very short space of time. Dutch and Belgian forces jump from a Spanish CASA C-295 aircraft at a speed of 120 knots (222 kmh) at altitudes ranging from 1,200 ft, using static line chutes, up to 13,000 ft, using rip cord chutes.



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