BLADE exercise

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The BLADE exercise is a 2–3-week exercise (EX) and is hosted by one of the MHTC Participants on a “rotational” base and is scheduled already for 10 years in advance (2026 is subject to change the location):

“Blade” exercise will provide an opportunity to helicopter operators from multiple European Nations to train together using common helicopter tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) and to plan and execute complex missions in a multinational environment, in accordance with the EDA/MHTC Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). The focus of this exercise is to enhance interoperability at the tactical level between rotary-wing as well as fixed-wing aviation units by using a COMposite Air Operations (COMAO) concept in a realistic and challenging joint and combined scenario, combining land and air operations.