The New Zealand Defence Force currently has 180 personnel deployed to Timor-Leste. The images below show the deployment of the first of the two RNZAF Iroquois helicopters to Timor Leste on 23 April. The two Iroquois and their 3 Squadron crews will work alongside the Australian Defence Force aviation assets already in Timor Leste to insert and extract patrols and assist with the provision of aero medical evacuation and air logistic support.
See our Overseas Missions section for deployment information.
Election officials and ballot box transport
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A RNZAF Iroquois helicopter delivers a pallet of water to a communications outpost near Dili. The site is unreachable by road.
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May 2007, Timor Leste - a RNZAF Iroquois helicopter and two Australian Army Blackhawk helicopters return from a mission to pick up kiwi soldiers.
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May 2007, 3 Squadron in Timor Leste. MACR Ty Cochran beside a RNZAF Iroquois at Dili Airport in Timor Leste. An Australian Army Blackhawk helicopter is in the background.
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May 2007: 3 Squadron, FLTLT Paul Aitken flying an Iroquois near Ulusu in Timor Leste during the presidential run off election of May 9.
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