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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.
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

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
A new budget request includes funding for supplying U.S. Black Hawks in Afghanistan.

Why Air Power Matters in Afghanistan
September 16, 2016

Why Air Power Matters in Afghanistan

By Shawn Snow
Considering Afghanistan’s mountainous and formidable terrain, air support during counterinsurgency operations is vital.

Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters
August 27, 2016

Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Afghan Air Force recently took delivery of the last batch of U.S.-made MD530F light 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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The last of four helicopters remains grounded due to missing spare parts.
US General Asks India for More Military Assistance in Afghanistan
August 14, 2016

US General Asks India for More Military Assistance in Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
U.S. General John Nicholson wants New Delhi to deliver more combat helicopters to the Afghan Air Force.

Afghanistan Receives 5 New Attack Helicopters
July 19, 2016

Afghanistan Receives 5 New Attack Helicopters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The recent delivery increases the Afghan Air Force’s fleet of light attack helicopters from 18 to 23.
Afghan Air Force Gets 5 New Attack Helicopters
June 21, 2016

Afghan Air Force Gets 5 New Attack Helicopters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Five new MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters arrived in Kabul last week.

Afghan Air Force’s A-29s Only Drop ‘Dumb’ Bombs in Air Strikes so far
June 10, 2016

Afghan Air Force’s A-29s Only Drop ‘Dumb’ Bombs in Air Strikes so far

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Until now, Afghanistan’s new A-29 light attack aircraft have only been using unguided bombs against Taliban targets.

Afghan Air Force’s New Light Attack Aircraft Conducts More than 260 Sorties in Afghanistan
May 11, 2016

Afghan Air Force’s New Light Attack Aircraft Conducts More than 260 Sorties in Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have flown hundreds of close-air support and training missions since January.

Afghanistan: Will the Afghan Air Force Make a Difference in the 2016 Fighting Season?
April 14, 2016

Afghanistan: Will the Afghan Air Force Make a Difference in the 2016 Fighting Season?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Afghan Air Force will, for the first time, deploy new light attack aircraft in its fight against insurgents this year.
Why India Transferred Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan
February 01, 2016

Why India Transferred Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan

By Ankit Panda
India's attack helicopter transfer to Afghanistan suggests a new era in ties between New Delhi and Kabul.

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