The new home-made weapons, known to the Americans as "aerial improvised explosive devices" have been used on numerous occasions. "The enemy is adaptive. They makes changes in the way they fight, they respond to new flying tactics," Brig Edward Sinclair, a US army aviation commander, told Defense News, which first revealed the new threat.HT to Van Impe in a Open Thread comment over on Little Green Footballs. Thanks to The Military Outpost for the link! Thanks to Mudville Gazette for the Open Post!
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
"AIED?" - Aerial IEDs?
Scary story, but gives new meaning to the old axiom of never take the same path twice. It seems the bad guys have come up with a creative solution to get at our helo assets, to include special attention being paid to MedEvac helos. From the Telegraph, here's an article on Aerial IEDs.