The Evolution of Counter-Insurgency Helicopter Operations in Colombia

The Evolution of Counter-Insurgency Helicopter Operations in Colombia

Colombia has been battling fierce insurgent groups since the 1960s, and Major General Emiro Barrios was one of the key commanders who oversaw the Colombian Army’s helicopter missions and the introduction of Black Hawk helicopter that enabled critical gains in the war on insurgency.

Defence iQ recently sat down with Major General Emiro Barrios (Ret), former Commander, Colombian Air Army Aviation to discuss The Evolution of Counter-Insurgency Helicopter Operations in Colombia.

Key questions from our interview included:

  • How has the Colombian Army's operational strategy and doctrine has evolved in the past two decades?
  • What were Colombia’s key priorities, and what were the biggest challenges they faced?
  • How will a changing role for combat helicopters impact army tactics, training, and interoperability?

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