Exclusive video coverage has been released of the Irish Air Force in training with their new state of the art assault helicopters. The video courage realised today shows member of the Irish Air Corps carrying out extensive manoeuvres on the newly purchased Eagle Air Assault Helicopters in the Curragh last week.
The Helicopters have been purchased as part of the newly launched programme of updating the equipment of the Irish Defence Forces. The programme was approved by both the EU and IMF and will bring Ireland into line with the military equipment of similar countries.
The purchase has not gone without notice. There were a number of anti war protests outside the Curragh last week with leading anti war protester Mick Wallace questioning why the Irish government needed such “heavy air fighting equipment.”