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  • SAC C-17 Supplies Swedes
    Posted by Nicholas Fiorenza 4:33 PM on Sep 30, 2009

    On Monday, a C-17 of the multinational Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) conducted its first mission to Afghanistan. The C-17 delivered supplies to Mazar-e-Sharif in the north of the country for the Swedish contingent of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). 

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    NATO photo of SAC C-17 on the tarmac at Papa air base, Hungary

    Sweden is paying for 550 out of the 12-nation SAC's 3,165 flying hours and provides the deputy commander of  the H
    eavy Airlift Wing (HAW), based in Papa, Hungary.

    The HAW had previously already flown missions in support of NATO's Kosovo Force (KFOR).

    The first SAC C-17 arrived in Papa on 27 July, the day the air base was activated. The second C-17 arrived on 21 September and the third and last aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in October.

    Tags: ar99, SAC, Sweden, Afghanistan

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