The following images, released by the UK Ministry of Defence, shows a Royal Air Force Merlin helicopter navigating a desert valley in Jordan during Exercise Pashtung Vortex.
According to the press release, “Ex Pashtung Vortex was an overseas Training Exercise, taking place around Aqaba, Jordan and involving aircraft from the Merlin Force based at RAF Benson. The exercise enabled enviromental training and pre-deployment training objectives to be achieved.”
Three Merlin choppers were deployed. The aircraft were supported and sustained by a Joint Helicopter Force Jordan, formed by elements from RAF Benson and support units.
Image credit: UK MoD/Crown Copyright
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La valle sembra la famosa Wadi Rum in cui fu girato Lawrence d’Arabia… Non credo sia casuale Maurizio Maggiore