Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise (CRUZEX) 2018

Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise (CRUZEX) 2018

Postby pako-2008 on Sat 05 Jan 2019, 8:32 pm

Towards the end of November 2018, the eighth edition of the South American exercise was staged at Natal Air Base in the host country of Brazil.

Having been on a five year hiatus due to the Confederations Cup, World Cup and Olympics absorbing a number of resources; the Força Aérea Brasileira re-ignited the largest exercise on the continent seeing participation in excess of 100 aircraft from seven different Nations along with personnel from a further seven.

The latest exercise saw a more refined approach to operations having not taken place for five years, with more of a focus on unconventional warfare scenarios in which combat is against insurgent or paramilitary forces and not between two constituted States. CRUZEX is now more in line with exercises we see here in Europe such as Frisian Flag and Iniochos mirroring a modern day coalition warfare environment.

Here's a small selection of shots from the second week in Natal:

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Thanks for looking
Cheers
Aaron
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Re: Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise (CRUZEX) 2018

Postby Tmyers123 on Sat 05 Jan 2019, 9:03 pm

That E-99 shot is top, nice to see the Scooter too. Great set! :up:
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Re: Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise (CRUZEX) 2018

Postby toom317 on Sat 05 Jan 2019, 9:08 pm

One of the best photo sets I've seen on any forum. :up:
"Nice pics mate" comments only! No criticism please.

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Re: Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise (CRUZEX) 2018

Postby Canberra TT.18 on Sat 05 Jan 2019, 9:11 pm

Super!
Great pictures and great variety of aircraft and air forces.

Pieter
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Re: Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise (CRUZEX) 2018

Postby POD on Sat 05 Jan 2019, 9:23 pm

Nice set :rock:
Tiger Tiger!
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Re: Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise (CRUZEX) 2018

Postby Tommy on Sun 06 Jan 2019, 8:30 am

Splendid mate. That first one is an absolute dream. :king:
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Re: Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise (CRUZEX) 2018

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Sun 06 Jan 2019, 5:33 pm

Excellent set. Like Tommy, #1 is the stand-out for me.
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Re: Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise (CRUZEX) 2018

Postby CJS on Sun 06 Jan 2019, 10:41 pm

Number 12 for me, bootiful... :clap:
"Forewarned is forearmed"
How do you know I didn't?
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Re: Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise (CRUZEX) 2018

Postby pako-2008 on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 8:25 am

Thanks all, much appreciated :up:
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Aaron
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Re: Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise (CRUZEX) 2018

Postby Airwolfhound on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 12:34 pm

Outstanding, these are awesome, thanks for posting :clap: :clap: :clap:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

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Re: Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise (CRUZEX) 2018

Postby Blackbird on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 1:49 pm

Superb set - many thanks for posting :clap: :clap: . Nos 2 & 4 get my vote!

Andy :smile:
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Re: Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise (CRUZEX) 2018

Postby BigClick67 on Sat 12 Jan 2019, 3:31 pm

:love: Wow, very rare stuff there! Also great low light photography, well done! But those Dragonflies really stand out :love: I have never seen one of these live... thanks for sharing!! :up:
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