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Transport of Horses by Helicopter - Scientific Project - Part 2

The Swiss Air Force carried out a helicopter transport of horses over the Saignelégier area. This was a scientific project conducted jointly by the veterinary faculty of Vetsuisse Zürich and the veterinary service of the Swiss Armed Forces in collaboration with the air force.

The goal was defined as follows: to train the transport and rapid evacuation of injured horses to a medical veterinary facility. These transports were done with horses belonging to the Swiss Army and were tranquilized before each flight.

It was also a unique opportunity for the air forces to practice these horse transports knowing that they could be engaged as a backup in case of necessity. These flights were authorized by the Jura cantonal veterinarian for animal experimentation.

All pictures and videos below were produced by the communication service of the Swiss Air Force - Swiss Armed Forces 2021 - They can be used with the mention of the source.


See the RTS television report - Friday, April 9, 2021 - 7:30 pm

The Swiss Air Force Super Puma helicopter used for this scientific project

A flight of three horses under sedation simultaneously - an integral part of this scientific project

A smooth take-off during this scientific project

A soft landing during this scientific project

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