A clip with stunning footage showing U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II Special Operations performing aerial refueling of SOF helicopter/tilt rotor aircraft, infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of SOF by airdrop and land.
Based at RAF Mildenhall, UK, the 67th Special Operations Squadron’s primary roles are HAAR (Helicopter Air-to-Air Refueling) of SOF helicopter/tilt rotor aircraft, infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of SOF by airdrop and land.
The unit flies the MC-130J Commando II, mainly at low-altitude and at night, conducting clandestine missions with reduced probability of visual acquisition and intercept by airborne threats; the following video sumarizes all the activities carried out by the “Night Owls” during single and multi-ship sorties across Europe.
From various points of view, you can see the MC-130J airdropping a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System; Special Forces parachuting from the aircraft following the load; HAAR with MV-22s and MH-60s; low-level flying in the famous Mach Loop; desert landings; and also the formation flying of the Commando II with the French Air Force Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracals during a flypast over Paris.
H/T to our friend Ashley Wallace for posting this cool video on his FB timeline!
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