An Antonov AN-124 loaded with British Army vehicles recently left RAF Brize Norton for Exercise Quick Response 2020.

The Antonov An-124 is a large, strategic airlift, four-engined aircraft that was designed in the 1980s by the Antonov design bureau in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union.

Quick Response is designed to test of EUFOR’s operational capability, deploying ‘over the horizon’ reserve forces, and the effectiveness of contingency plans to ensure EUFOR’s ability to fulfil its mandate under UN Security Council Resolution 2496 (2019) at all times. You can read more about the role of EUFOR here.

According to the Ministry of Defence, soldiers from The British Army’s Parachute Regiment landed with their payload of food and equipment on-board a Royal Air Force C130-J Hercules.

Images show an Antonov AN-124 loaded with British Army Foxhound vehicles and a MAN SV Truck, at RAF Brize Norton for Exercise Quick Response 2020.

“Having spent the last 2 weeks in COVID isolation in the UK and a medical screening at Camp Butmir, they quickly got straight to work unloading specialist vehicles such as the Foxhound Light Armoured Vehicle, from the giant Antonov AN-124.”

COM EUFOR, Major General Reinhard Trischak, was quoted as saying:

“Exercise Quick Response 2020 is an amazing opportunity for EUFOR’s reserve forces to work with the authorities and law enforcement agencies of BiH first hand. Clearly COVID-19 will present challenges and limitations but it will not prevent EUFOR from showing how important it is to integrate fully with the people of BiH.”

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HF
HF
1 month ago

Cue reprise of discussion regarding delivery of the P8 simulator

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  HF

13 replies yet only HF’s readable?!

Wow, that is some cull by the Mods!

Herodotus
1 month ago

I’ve noticed that posts go missing on occasions. I’m sure it isn’t about moderation issues….

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  Herodotus

If it was, I’m sorry to have missed it. Must have been some barney!

Є Ть
Є Ть
1 month ago
Reply to  HF

Unfortunatelly, P8 simulator was delivered by Ukraine’s enemy – ruSSia

Meirion X
Meirion X
30 days ago
Reply to  Є Ть

Not True delivered by ruSSia.
The P8 simulator was delivered by a Ukrainian made aircraft!