RAF Pumas roar across skies of Lithuania as NATO flexes muscles on Putin's doorstep

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Puma Helicopters have been heard screaming through the sky on Vladimir Putin's doorstep as part of joint NATO drills, which have resulted in an increased deployment of the Royal Air Force in Eastern Europe.


Ahead of the NATO summit in Madrid, Secretary-General Jen Stoltenberg has declared that the number of combat-ready soldiers would be increased to 300,000. This news comes at the same time as the announcement. In addition, the commander of the British Army, General Sir Patrick Sanders, has likened the conflict in Ukraine to the Second World War and said that the United Kingdom is now experiencing its own "1937 moment" as the conflict escalates.

In a video released by the Ministry of Defense (MoD), the Royal Air Force Puma can be seen flying over the skies of Lithuania in order to perfect their maneuvers, which contributes to the increased military presence in Eastern Europe.


The Ministry of Defense tweeted the following to let people know about the news: "Aviation Task Force 3 has been participating in Exercise Griffin Thunder alongside Lithuanian Artillery/Anti-Tank personnel and Portuguese Marines."


During the training mission known as "Operation Griffin Thunder," the Puma's shown in the film can be seen packed to capacity with soldiers.


During the exercise, which was carried out by the Royal Air Force (RAF), Portuguese and Lithuanian personnel practiced low passes, landings, and flying safety training in the helicopters.


The Royal Air Force has participated in NATO drills that have taken place on Putin's doorstep (Image: Getty / RAF Twitter).

During the practice, the Puma's demonstrated their skills with NATO forces from Lithuania and Portugal. (Image: RAF - Twitter)



The Royal Air Force (RAF) describes the Puma as a medium support helicopter that is operated under the supervision of the Joint Helicopter Command (JHC).


The aircraft serves several purposes in warfare, including the extraction of wounded and the reaction to medical crises on the frontline. It is also utilized for the tactical movement of soldiers, weapons, ammunition, and supplies on the battlefield.


It is also used during evacuations of non-combatants, as well as during humanitarian and disaster relief missions.


During a flight, the seasoned aircraft has a capacity for up to 16 passengers or 12 fully armed and armed service members.


In the capacity of a carrier, it is also able to move up to two tons of freight.


Exercises in the air and on the ground were carried out by the troops. (Image courtesy of RAF's Twitter)


The Puma of the Royal Air Force is a versatile aircraft that is employed within the Ministry of Defense. (Photo courtesy of Crown Copyright)


In addition to this, the apparatus may be moved throughout the globe with relative ease if there is a sudden need for it.


A highly mobile and deployable battlefield support helicopter, the aircraft can be prepared for transport by C-17 in just four hours, flown across the globe, and then rebuilt and returned to flying just as quickly at the destination. This makes it possible for the aircraft to be used in a variety of locations around the world.


The aircraft is able to reach a maximum speed of 190 miles per hour and is propelled by two Turbomeca Makila engines that each produce 1,800 horsepower.


The Puma also has the capability of being fitted with two machine guns with a caliber of 7.62 millimeters.


The Puma has a top speed of 190 miles per hour and can be transported across the world in a C-17 (Image: Crown Copyright)

Throughout its history, the Puma has seen substantial service in Northern Ireland as well as in Belize during times of conflict with Guatemala's neighboring country. In Belize, the Puma provided mobility for the British Army as well as support for RAF Harriers.


In addition, during Operation Granby, which was the British contribution to Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, which were successful in releasing Kuwait from Iraqi domination in 1991, the Puma was used to effectively transport crucial cargo.


A recent leak revealed that Defense Minister Ben Wallace is seeking an additional £10 billion to finance the military, which has led to Britain's attempt to provide its armed forces with a financial boost.


Russia has taken offense to the aid that Britain is providing to Ukrainian defenses. As a result, Russia has made repeated threats to British security on Russian state media. Britain is a key donor to Ukrainian defenses.

Ben Wallace is advocating for a ten billion pound increase in funding for the British armed services. (Photo courtesy of Crown Copyright)

On June 6, Mr. Wallace announced that Ukraine will be receiving M270 multiple-launch rocket systems together with M31A1 precision bombs from the United States.


According to the Government, Ukrainian military will be taught in the United Kingdom on how to use the weapons that will be sent to them.


According to Downing Street, the United Kingdom is allocating £1.3 billion to provide military assistance to Ukraine.


More than two hundred Javelin anti-tank missiles, in addition to electronic warfare and jamming devices, are part of the shipment of equipment that is being supplied.

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https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1632183/raf-puma-helicopter-nato-exercise-lithuania-joint-patrol-portugal-defence-news/amp

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