HALO jumps are used to enter hostile territory undetected when threats to both Airmen and aircraft are expected.
Pentagon Buying Russian Helicopters
The defense department signed the deal more than two years ago and pentagon officials defended the move, citing a 2010 top secret study, which they said recommended the russian helicopter as the top choice. But the associated press has obtained excerpts of the study, which said the U.S. Manufactured chinook helicopter was the, quote, most cost effective single platform type fleet for the afghan air force over a 20-year period. E russian deal sparking outrage in congress, as lawmakers pressed officials during defense department budget hearings in april. With all the tens of billions of dollars we put into afghanistan, this is a tough one to justify.