The US Air Force has deployed two C-130 Hercules and 40 airmen from Yokota Air Base to participate in a joint exercise with Bangladeshi airmen at Kurmitola Air Base, Bangladesh.

During Exercise Cope South 2010, airmen from both nations will exchange airlift, airland and airdrop delivery techniques.

The exercise is aimed to deepen military-to-military relationships between the two nations and enhance the wing’s ability to respond to regional disasters.

Aircrew will also participate in cooperative flight operations including aircraft generation and recovery, low-level navigation and tactical airdrop.

During the exercise, aircrew will also involve air-land missions, and conduct subject-matter-expert exchanges in operations, maintenance and rigging disciplines.