Frontline Battle Machines with Mike Brewer

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Frontline Battle Machines with Mike Brewer

Season 1

From Camp Bastion, Mike Brewer travels to the Forward Operation Base, Musa Qal'eh in Helmand Province. He meets the soldiers leading the fight against the Taliban and tests some of the machinery they use, including a Scimitar tank; an infra-red guided missile system; and a long-range artillery weapon capable of firing exploding shells. During the series, Mike also gets to try out the Trojan, an adapted Challenger tank; the Hermes 450 UAV, an unmanned and unarmed surveillance and target acquisition aircraft; Osprey Body Armour; Merlin, the RAF's fly-by-wire combat support and supply helicopter; the SPV400, a lightly armoured patrol vehicle; and the MQ-9 Reaper, an unmanned combat vehicle operated 10,000 miles from the battlefield via satellites. The series ends with Mike looking back on his time in Afghanistan when he nearly lost his life in a Chinook and got behind the controls of a Warrior Tank.

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