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US Extends A-29 Light Attack Aircraft Procurement Contract for Afghanistan
September 06, 2018
US Extends A-29 Light Attack Aircraft Procurement Contract for Afghanistan
The Pentagon has extended a procurement contract for the Afghan Air Force’s A-29s until 2024.
US Extends A-29 Light Attack Aircraft Procurement Contract for Afghanistan
A-29s Carry Out One Third of Afghan Airstrikes
April 18, 2018
A-29s Carry Out One Third of Afghan Airstrikes
Five out of 15 airstrikes that the Afghan Air Force conducts each day are carried out by A-29 light attack aircraft.
A-29s Carry Out One Third of Afghan Airstrikes
India to Deliver 4 More Helicopter Gunships to Afghanistan
April 04, 2018
India to Deliver 4 More Helicopter Gunships to Afghanistan
India will finance the delivery of four attack helicopters by Belarus to Afghanistan.
India to Deliver 4 More Helicopter Gunships to Afghanistan
Afghan Air Force Drops Laser-Guided Bomb for 1st Time in Combat
March 28, 2018
Afghan Air Force Drops Laser-Guided Bomb for 1st Time in Combat
Afghan Air Force light attack aircraft used a laser-guided bomb to destroy a Taliban compound in Southwestern Afghanistan.
Afghan Air Force Drops Laser-Guided Bomb for 1st Time in Combat
India’s Plans to Buy Helicopter Gunships for Afghanistan
January 02, 2018
India’s Plans to Buy Helicopter Gunships for Afghanistan
New Delhi is purportedly considering purchasing second-hand Mi-35 helicopters for the Afghan military.
India’s Plans to Buy Helicopter Gunships for Afghanistan
US Buys 6 More Light Attack Aircraft for Afghan Air Force
October 26, 2017
US Buys 6 More Light Attack Aircraft for Afghan Air Force
The U.S. Air Force placed an order for six additional light attack aircraft for the Afghan Air Force.
US Buys 6 More Light Attack Aircraft for Afghan Air Force
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
September 08, 2017
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
The U.S. military ordered 150 MD-530F high-altitude scout helicopters for the Afghan Air Force.
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
India Considers Stepping up Military Assistance to Afghanistan
March 25, 2017
India Considers Stepping up Military Assistance to Afghanistan
India is purportedly evaluating whether to repair grounded Afghan helicopters and transport aircraft.
India Considers Stepping up Military Assistance to Afghanistan
Afghan Air Force Receives 4 Light Attack Aircraft
March 24, 2017
Afghan Air Force Receives 4 Light Attack Aircraft
The four new light attack aircraft are arriving just in time for this year’s fighting season.
Afghan Air Force Receives 4 Light Attack Aircraft
India Delivers 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan
December 01, 2016
India Delivers 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan
New Delhi has finally delivered the last of four combat helicopters to the Afghan Air Force.
India Delivers 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan
US to Replace Russian Mi-17s With Black Hawk Helicopters in Afghanistan
December 01, 2016
US to Replace Russian Mi-17s With Black Hawk Helicopters in Afghanistan
A new budget request includes funding for supplying U.S. Black Hawks in Afghanistan.
US to Replace Russian Mi-17s With Black Hawk Helicopters in Afghanistan
Why Air Power Matters in Afghanistan
September 16, 2016
Why Air Power Matters in Afghanistan
Considering Afghanistan’s mountainous and formidable terrain, air support during counterinsurgency operations is vital.
Why Air Power Matters in Afghanistan
Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters
August 27, 2016
Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters
The Afghan Air Force recently took delivery of the last batch of U.S.-made MD530F light attack helicopters.
Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters
India: Delivery of 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan Faces Delay
August 25, 2016
India: Delivery of 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan Faces Delay
The last of four helicopters remains grounded due to missing spare parts.
India: Delivery of 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan Faces Delay
US General Asks India for More Military Assistance in Afghanistan
August 14, 2016
US General Asks India for More Military Assistance in Afghanistan
U.S. General John Nicholson wants New Delhi to deliver more combat helicopters to the Afghan Air Force.
US General Asks India for More Military Assistance in Afghanistan
Afghanistan Receives 5 New Attack Helicopters
July 19, 2016
Afghanistan Receives 5 New Attack Helicopters
The recent delivery increases the Afghan Air Force’s fleet of light attack helicopters from 18 to 23.
Afghanistan Receives 5 New Attack Helicopters
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