KHARTOUM, August 31 (ChinaMil) -- China's first peacekeeping helicopter detachment made successful maiden flight at Khartoum International Airport in Sudan on July 31.
The detachment will fly to Sudan's Darfur soon to carry out peacekeeping missions.
On June 11 and 12 this year, an advance team of 24 people and four mid-size multi-purpose helicopters arrived at Khartoum International Airport successively by taking large transport planes.
It is learned that the first helicopter detachment will mainly carry out such tasks as air patrol, battlefield reconnaissance, personnel delivery, transfer of the wounded and transport of materials.
Chen Wenlong, leader of the helicopter detachment, said that the helicopters are in good working conditions and comply with UN's technical requirements. After all the four helicopters complete test flight, the advance team will move to the Al-Fashir mission area to make peacekeeping deployments.