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A French SA 330 Puma transport helicopter escorted by an SA 342 Gazelle utility helicopter approach a designed landing site to make a low aerial pass during the French live fire demonstration near Grand Bara, Djibouti, Jan. 14, 2017. The SA 330 Puma is a medium lift all-weather helicopter capable of transporting up to 16 people in and out of a battlefield. The SA 342 Gazelle is a light, five-seat helicopter often used by various militaries for reconnaissance and light attack duties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by:  Staff Sgt. Christian Jadot)
A French SA 330 Puma transport helicopter escorted by an SA 342 Gazelle utility helicopter approach a designed landing site to make a low aerial pass during the French live fire demonstration near Grand Bara, Djibouti, Jan. 14, 2017. The SA 330 Puma is a medium lift all-weather helicopter capable of transporting up to 16 people in and out of a battlefield. The SA 342 Gazelle is a light, five-seat helicopter often used by various militaries for reconnaissance and light attack duties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Staff Sgt. Christian Jadot)
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