Air Drop over Iraq as seen from a RAF Tornado’s Litening Reconnaissance Pod

A humanitarian aid air drop as you have never seen it.

The following footage was filmed by a Litening III reconnaissance pod of a British Tornado GR4 aircraft during a humanitarian aid air drop by a RAF Hercules over Mount Sinjar, Iraq on Aug. 13.

The UK has deployed a “small number” of Tornado from RAF Marham to Akrotiri airbase, in Cyprus, from where the aircraft are available to fly over the crisis area at short notice to provide intelligence and assit the air drop of UK Aid.

UK is expected to escalate its surveillance in Iraq with the commitment of the first RAF Rivet Joint ELINT (Electronic Intelligence) aircraft.

 

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