An AH-64 Apache operating under the command of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade lands on the British naval auxiliary ship Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan during joint training on June 9.
(N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley JelisReleased)

ARABIAN GULF-- An AH-64 Apache operating under the command of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade lands on the British naval auxiliary ship Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan during joint training on June 9. The Apache pilots from the 3rd Battalion 159th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion trained on deck landings and functioned as scouts for the Cardigan Bay during Exercise Spartan Kopis an exchange between the Cardigan Bay and both the Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache elements of the 42nd CAB. Spartan Kopis was the first time American Apaches worked with a Royal Navy ship to function as its eyes and ears during an escalation of force exercise in conjunction with the U.S.S. Thunderbolt U.S. Navy.

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