NSS TOP REQUIRES MAXIMUM SAFETY ! 

 

Dutch Aviation MEDIA 2014 PUBLICATION

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I   NSS TOP 2014 IN THE HAGUE - SCROLL DOWN FOR THE IMPRESSIONS & ARTICLE IN ENGLISH   I

COMMUNICATION

So many lines, units, airspace control by Air Operations Control Station...  
 
Every movement by any plane is registered and controlled here.
Next there were many mobile controlcenters on many aspects everywhere in the field...
One day there was nothing, the other day all of a sudden it was all there on the spot !
 

SECOND DAY SAME SECURITY LEVEL

  
As stated before, The Hague is situated almost next to the former Naval Airbase 'Valkenburg'....
....and in no-time after thorough preparations a complete operational airfield (Forward Operating Base) was born there
But also from distance some actions took place, like the AWACS flights from Geilenkirchen Germany
Not the most sophisticated aircraft but very useful and very reliable
Also the second day the Apaches took their positions
Apache taking off from the DHC Dutch Helicopter Center at Gilze-Rijen Airbase
The gun in the nose can be aimed with the eyes of the pilot (helmet)
Sneeky waiting behind  bushes and trees it can suddenly act and liquidate if neccessary

EMERGENCY HOSPITALS

Several emergency field hospitals were built, surgical capable in case of large disasters
They also had their share of exercises... though nothing wrong with the typical patients
View from helicopter
The Chinooks were also prepared for medical actions, though only 'stabilizing equipped' to transport casualties fast
Next these machines can move (special) units fast where- and whenever needed.

SOME DETAILS OF BOTH DAYS

Arriving of the Italian delegate
Escort of the car(s) to the Hotel
As it comes to barack Obama, his own USAF Blackhawks accompanied him....
....and his Presidential helicopter that was flown in with a large transportplane
Quite a sight, this 'Wild Bunch' between The Hague and Rotterdam...
....supported by the Dutch policeAW-139 due to traffic and route communication
   
Along the way once more military support, Mobile Unit against possible demonstrants...
Dutch sobrity: What the heck with these motors...  'Ehm... Sting, some soul, Michael Jackson... Pharrell Williams....'
Special force police, capable of opening doors without keys so to see......
Demonstrating urge ? Better save it for later, no way this day !
The visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife was very important for many Dutch companies !
Queen Maxima: 'You really like my dress Mr. President ??' (Probably it was another conversation... ;-)))
President Barack Obama however was speeching the convincing way.....
... and he also could have a good laugh with the Royal Couple which is quite open and unforced .
Very nice view on the Schiphol platform of the parked international governmental fleet....
....where the Army kept an eye on this hughe collection of planes...
  
....NH-90 on patrol near the Rotterdam Bridge called 'The Swan' because of its form
...Finally after a succesfull summit all participants went home safely, the improvised airfield was closed down again...
...The Quick Reaction Alert Fighting Falcons went home to their homebases....
  
...and the last guards remained, to the moment that the last visitors had taken off and headed home.
 
THE HAGUE WAS PROBABLY THE SAFEST PLACE ON EARTH FOR TWO DAYS....
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CREDITS::
Due to activities on the same time at various (restricted) area's we had to rely on some photographic material of the
DUTCH DEFENSE FORCES PHOTOGRAPHIC DEPARTMENT
Our heartfelt thanks to this department and all who were helpfull to us !
..Special thanks to Cynthia !..
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