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MNC-I C5 ORSA
(ENEMY ACTION) SAFIRE RPT (Belt-Fed / Heavy Machine Gun (BF/HMG)) %%% CAB : %%% INJ/DAM
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Who: GALVANIZE / %%% CAB UH-%%% What: Observed a -%%% x %%% round burst that came from their - %%% position that appeared to be directed at the sound of the aircraft. The second burst was -%%% x %%% rounds that were directed at the aircraft coming from their %%% position. The %%% rounds came within %%% meters of the aircraft. Where: Lead AC ( %%%) Trail AC ( %%%) POO ( %%%) IVO Iskandariyah When: %%% APR %%% NARRATIVE: GALVANIZE /%%% were flying to FOB %%% to pick up a priority MEDEVAC patient. The %%% was approx. %%% from the HLZ at FOB %%% when the pilots and crew members observed -%%% x %%% rounds being shot in the %%% direction. The %%% were in a single volley but looked to be searching for the AC. %%% members assumed the fire was directed at the noise of the AC. A few seconds later, - %%% x more %%% rounds were observed by the trail AC flight %%%. These rounds came within (.%%%) of the trail AC. The %%% rounds appeared to have burned out at approx. %%%. TF %%% S2 ASSESSMENT: (%%%//REL %%%, MCFI) Close, Possible Belt-Fed, Attack of Opportunity: In the last %%% days, within %%% of this SAFIRE, there have been %%% x %%%. This is assessed as belt-fed because of %%% quantity and pattern. Although, the burn out distance is closer to small arms, it may have been a smaller caliber belt-fed weapon system, such as a %%%; which has rounds similar to an AK-%%%. This is assessed as an attack of opportunity. The first volley was sporadic and the second volley did not walk in to the aircraft. This indicates the %%% did not have visual acquisition of the aircraft. //CLOSED//