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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

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

Afghan Air Force Takes Delivery of 2 A-29 Light Attack Aircraft
May 08, 2018

Afghan Air Force Takes Delivery of 2 A-29 Light Attack Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Afghan Air Force has received a further two A-29 light attack aircraft.
A Battle of Several Fronts: Afghan Women in the Security Forces
April 30, 2018

A Battle of Several Fronts: Afghan Women in the Security Forces

By Jawad Zawulistani
Afghanistan can do more to bring women into the security forces, and the country will benefit greatly from doing so.

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.

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.

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.

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.
US Army to Deploy 1,400 Airborne Troops to Afghanistan
September 08, 2016

US Army to Deploy 1,400 Airborne Troops to Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Elements of the 101st Airborne Division will be deployed to support counterterrorism operations in the country.

Afghanistan Won’t Be Able to Pay for its Military Until 2024 (At Least)
February 04, 2016

Afghanistan Won’t Be Able to Pay for its Military Until 2024 (At Least)

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said that the Afghan economy will need financial support “at least” until 2020.

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