Aerostat Blimp Records A-10 Warthog Annihilating Taliban

first published on May 8, 2016 by

A Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) low-level airborne ground surveillance system records multiple airstrikes on Taliban fighters from a British-operated base in Afghanistan.

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The first clip shows multiple insurgents emplacing an improvised explosive device in a regularly patrolled roadway, but an A-10 Warthog comes in and drops a bomb directly on top of them. The Taliban team is wiped out, but the A-10 comes in for a gun run on to the smoldering chunks of meat anyway.

The next video shows Taliban fighters getting into position to attack the base, not knowing that they are being observed. A precision strike obliterates one of the insurgents, which causes the remainder of the insurgents to flee. You can see them running with disguised weapons in their hands.

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Finally, an insurgent is attempting to take cover behind a kalat wall, but the ISAF troops know he’s there. An airstrike hammers his position, killing him and collapsing the wall. The A-10 finishes with a gun run for good measure.