The Royal Netherlands Air force has deployed its McDonnell Douglas A-64A Apache attack helicopters to Poland, using the Drawsko Pommerski training ground near Stettin, in working the helicopters up to a limited initial operating capability. Along with the seven Apaches, the Dutch Tactical Helicopter Group (THG) deployed four Boeing CH-47D Chinooks and five MBB BO-105s to take part in the joint army/air force exercise, dubbed "Rhino-Drawsko". The Partnership for Peace exercise also included Polish Mil Mi-24V Hind combat helicopters. Further THG deployments are planned to Poland, to take advantage of the large size of the Drawsko Pommerski range.

Source: Flight International