Dutch NATO SFOR Cougar "S-438" 15092005
Filed under: Netherlands, Netherlands Air Force, RNLAF, Soesterberg, Aérospatiale, Aerospatiale, AS.532U2, Cougar, Eurocopter, S-438, SFOR, Stabilization Force, helicopter
Aérospatiale (now Eurocopter) AS532U2 Cougar of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) 300 squadron with tailnumber S-438 at Soesterberg AB in The Netherlands on September 15, 2005. Stickers show the helicopter was part of the Stabilization Force (SFOR) in Bosnia. As the United Nations did not want to intervene SFOR was a NATO operation. The Netherlands took part in SFOR from 2001 to 1st June 2004 with a total of five Cougars. The NATO logo is visible on the tail.