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originally posted by: oletimer
Unconfirmed report on Twitter of "Intense Air Activity" 5 hours ago. This is an Airforce Base after all, and they have their own planes and Helicopters, in fact, its much much larger than the town of al-baghdadi. Googl e Maps
Also, unconfirmed video from the same timeframe, supposedly of fires onbase near the end of a runway.
originally posted by: Lysergic
originally posted by: SylentWeaponz
How come no main stream media reports?
The S-70 is qualified as a launch platform for the laser-guided Hellfire anti-armour missile. The Black Hawk can carry 16 Hellfire missiles using the external stores support system (ESSS). The ESSS has the capability of carrying a 10,000lb payload of missiles, rockets, cannons and electronic countermeasures pods. The helicopter can also accommodate additional missiles, supplies or personnel inside the cabin. The S-70 can mount 7.62mm or .50-calibre machine guns in the windows.
US Army Black Hawks are fitted with the Goodrich AN/AVR-2B laser threat warning system.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: Bigburgh
There may very well be a heavy bombing from the air campaign currently taking place around the base.
We'll have to see what reports come through over the next 8 hours or so.