Chinese peacekeeping helicopter detachment participates in UN exercise

China Military Online
Zhang Tao
The rescue members transfer a simulated survivor to a Chinese peacekeeping helicopter during the exercise on Tuesday. ( by Yu Lei)

AL-FASHIR, Nov. 28 (ChinaMil) -- China's first peacekeeping helicopter detachment took part in a joint rescue exercise held by the UN at the Al-Fashir airport in Darfur on November 28, 2017.

The exercise, organized by the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), aimed to familiarize the rescue forces with UNAMID's standard working procedures.

The exercise set the scenario that UNAMID's aircraft had an accident, the Chinese helicopter detachment, as a fast response force, transferred the survivors of the air crash urgently, and UNAMID's civilian force conducted first aid to them.

During the exercise, Chinese peacekeepers efficiently completed such subjects as installation of rescue equipment in the cabin, transferring the wounded rapidly and giving first aid to the seriously injured personnel.

"This is the first time that we participated in UNAMID's joint rescue exercise. It helps us gather experience in handling special scenarios," said Chen Wenlong, head of the helicopter detachment.

It is learnt that China's first peacekeeping helicopter detachment was fully deployed in the Darfur mission area in Sudan in August this year.

A Chinese peacekeeper gives first aid to simulated seriously injured personnel during the exercise on Tuesday. ( by Jia Han)


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