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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-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.

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.

Confirmed: First Four A-29 Light Attack Aircraft Arrive in Afghanistan
January 19, 2016

Confirmed: First Four A-29 Light Attack Aircraft Arrive in Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The four light attack planes arrived in Kabul fully combat ready.

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