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India Delivers 2 More Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan
October 16, 2019

India Delivers 2 More Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Indian officials handed over the last two of four Mi-24v helicopter gunships to the Afghan Air Force on October 15.

India Delivers Two Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan
May 21, 2019

India Delivers Two Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India delivered the first two of four Mi-24V helicopter gunships to the Afghan Air Force on May 16.
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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Pentagon has extended a procurement contract for the Afghan Air Force’s A-29s until 2024.

A-29s Carry Out One Third of Afghan Airstrikes
April 18, 2018

A-29s Carry Out One Third of Afghan Airstrikes

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Five out of 15 airstrikes that the Afghan Air Force conducts each day are carried out by A-29 light attack aircraft.

India to Deliver 4 More Helicopter Gunships to Afghanistan
April 04, 2018

India to Deliver 4 More Helicopter Gunships to Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India will finance the delivery of four attack helicopters by Belarus 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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Afghan Air Force light attack aircraft used a laser-guided bomb to destroy a Taliban compound in Southwestern Afghanistan.

India’s Plans to Buy Helicopter Gunships for Afghanistan
January 02, 2018

India’s Plans to Buy Helicopter Gunships for Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
New Delhi is purportedly considering purchasing second-hand Mi-35 helicopters for the Afghan military.
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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Air Force placed an order for six additional light attack aircraft for the Afghan Air Force.

Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
September 08, 2017

Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. military ordered 150 MD-530F high-altitude scout helicopters for the Afghan Air Force.

India Considers Stepping up Military Assistance to Afghanistan
March 25, 2017

India Considers Stepping up Military Assistance to Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India is purportedly evaluating whether to repair grounded Afghan helicopters and transport aircraft.

Afghan Air Force Receives 4 Light Attack Aircraft
March 24, 2017

Afghan Air Force Receives 4 Light Attack Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The four new light attack aircraft are arriving just in time for this year’s fighting season.
India Delivers 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan
December 01, 2016

India Delivers 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
New Delhi has finally delivered the last of four combat helicopters to the Afghan Air Force.

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