Military Photo: Russian Copter Investigates Trawler

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Posted: 02/01/2009

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 9, 2009) A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) investigates a fishing trawler. The helicopter and Admiral Vinogradov are working with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) while conducting operations in the Gulf of Aden. Vella Gulf is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national task force conducting counterpiracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Red Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky



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