The Lithuanian Air Force (Lietuvos kariuomenės Karinių oro pajėgų) C-27J Spartan deployed to the Central African Republic (CAR) on 2 April is getting familiar with its supporting role.
The Spartan flew from Šiauliai in Lithuania to N’Djamena International Airport in the Republic of Chad, from where it will be part of the logistics of the French-led operation Sangaris aimed at stabilising the political-military situation in the CAR. The mission lasts until the beginning of May 2014, when the C-27J is expected back at its homebase.
The Lithuanian government allows to let the C-27 crews fly cargo ferry flights only, they don’t have a mandate to be deployed in combat situations.
Source: Lithuanian Ministry of Defence
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