2017-08-12 The A400M with the French and Royal Air Forces came for the first time to Mobility Guardian 2017, the USAF’s premier global reach or power projection exercise.
Wing Commander Ed Horne, Officer Commanding Number 70 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton, United Kingdom discusses the A400M at Mobility Guardian 2017.
The A400M Atlas makes its large-scale, international exercise debut at Mobility Guardian.
It has a range of 4,000 miles and carries 116 passengers.
More than 3,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and international partners converged on the state of Washington in support of Mobility Guardian.
The exercise is intended to test the abilities of the Mobility Air Forces to execute rapid global mobility missions in dynamic, contested environments.
Mobility Guardian is Air Mobility Command’s premier exercise, providing an opportunity for the Mobility Air Forces to train with joint and international partners in airlift, air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support.
The exercise is designed to sharpen Airmen’s skills in support of combatant commander requirements.
Video by Staff Sgt. Traci Keller