Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News December 30, 2020 ISLAMABAD – An Afghan air force pilot was gunned down Wednesday in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar. Police confirmed to VOA the killing of a member of the military but did not share any other details. A security source, who did not want to be named, said
Ariana: Russian Helicopters, the manufacturer of Mi-17V-5 choppers used in Afghanistan, has warned that the lives of US and Afghan soldiers could be at risk as the helicopters are being repaired by unauthorized enterprises in Ukraine. Click here to read more (external link). Related Russian company criticizes overhaul of Afghan helicopters in Ukraine as ‘illegal’
Tolo News: Local officials on Sunday confirmed civilian casualties in an airstrike in the northern province of Kunduz that happened on Saturday. Kunduz governor’s spokesman Esmatullah Muradi said that 20 people, including Taliban fighters and civilians, were killed and 15 others were wounded in the airstrike in Khan Abad district, but he did not give
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 19, 2020 Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry says more than 30 Taliban militants have been killed in air strikes in the country’s north, although provincial officials said civilians were also among the dead. The ministry said two air strikes targeted a Taliban base in the Khan Abad district of the northern province
Janes: Afghanistan has received a further four Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)-Embraer A-29 Super Tucano light attack turboprop aircraft, with a delivery ceremony held at Kabul International Airport on 17 September. Click here to read more (external link).
Jane’s Defence Weekly: Afghanistan is to receive an undisclosed number of Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters to help replace its ageing Russian-built inventory and to enhance its air mobility capabilities, the US government disclosed in late January. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 26, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Angry residents Sunday rallied in a northern province of Afghanistan to protest the killing of at least seven civilians in an Afghan air force airstrike. Protesters, carrying bodies of the victims, said three women and three children belonging to the same family were among those killed
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News January 8, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Two Afghan pilots died in a military helicopter crash in Farah province in western Afghanistan Wednesday. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the MI 35 gunship was on its way from the provincial capital to the Pur Chaman district in the east of the province. MoD
Tolo News: The Afghan Air Force received five MD-530 Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters on November 22. The helicopters were delivered to Kandahar via a Boeing 747 cargo aircraft on October 27 and were reassembled for active service within ten days, according to a statement by the US-based defense contractor MD Helicopters Inc., as quoted by
Air Force Times: A program to train Afghan attack pilots has been ended after the airmen kept going absent without leave, or AWOL, while training in the United States. More than 40 percent of the Afghan Air Force students enrolled in the U.S.-based training program to fly the AC-208 Combat Caravan, a light attack combat aircraft, went AWOL, according to a