Afghan Air Force

MD Helicopters Secures $43.9 Million in Army Contracts

MD Helicopters Secures $43.9 Million in Army Contracts

16-Jun-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces two independent contract awards worth $43.9 million from Army Contracting Command-Redstone supporting the Afghan Air Force’s MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters. The first contract, a six-month extension worth $14.5 million, continues MDHI’s longstanding efforts to provide program management, and contractor logistics support (CLS) services, material, and remote operations... Read more

MD Helicopter awarded $29M contract for Afghan maintenance

MD Helicopter awarded $29M contract for Afghan maintenance

14-Jun-2021Source: US DoD

MD Helicopter Inc. Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $29,448,286 modification (P00046) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0038 to provide maintenance capabilities in support of the Afghan Air Force. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; Kabul, Afghanistan; and Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2021. Fiscal 2021 Pseudo Foreign Military Sales... Read more

MD Helicopters awarded $14.5M contract to support Afghan MD530F fleet

MD Helicopters awarded $14.5M contract to support Afghan MD530F fleet

31-May-2021Source: US DoD

MD Helicopter Inc., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $14,500,000 modification (P00044) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0038 to provide contractor logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force fleet of armed MD 530F rotary wing aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; Kabul, Afghanistan; and Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2021.... Read more

MD Helicopters Secures $34 Million Army Contract

MD Helicopters Secures $34 Million Army Contract

4-Dec-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces an agreement with the U.S. Army worth about $34 million to provide logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack and reconnaissance helicopter fleet. The deal is a continuation of MDHI’s contractor logistics support (CLS) with the U.S. Army and Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office (MASPO)... Read more

MD Helicopters awarded $34M contract for logistics support of Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F

MD Helicopters awarded $34M contract for logistics support of Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F

16-Nov-2020Source: US DoD

MD Helicopters Inc., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $34,042,295 modification (P00039) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0038 for logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F aircraft fleet.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; and Kabul, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2021.  Fiscal 2021 Afghanistan Security Forces (Army) funds in the amount of... Read more

MD Helicopters Awarded Two Army Contracting Command MD530F Contracts

MD Helicopters Awarded Two Army Contracting Command MD530F Contracts

15-Oct-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces two independent contract awards from Army Contracting Command-Redstone to support allied operations of the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter. The first contract, worth $6.1 million, requires MDHI to retrofit 18 legacy MD 530F helicopters operated by the Afghanistan Air Force with ballistic-tolerant crashworthy fuel systems (CWFS). Jointly developed with Robertson Fuel... Read more

01-Sep-20 7?? Mil Mi-17 Rustaq, Afghanistan

01-Sep-20 7?? Mil Mi-17 Rustaq, Afghanistan

1-Sep-2020

Helicopter landed heavily and rolled over onto its starboard side. 12 POB, 2 with minor injuries... Read more

MD Helicopters receive fourth Afghan MD530F order

MD Helicopters receive fourth Afghan MD530F order

2-Dec-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce receipt of the fourth Delivery Order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter IDIQ contract. The Firm Fixed-Price award is for up to 12 armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters for the Afghan Air Force (AAF), currently the largest MD 530F Cayuse Warrior operator globally.... Read more

Afghan AF receives last 5 of 30 MD530F Cayuse Warriors

Afghan AF receives last 5 of 30 MD530F Cayuse Warriors

28-Nov-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the delivery of the final five (5) new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters ordered for the Afghan Air Force via the company’s $1.4 billion, 5-year IDIQ contract. Part of a 30-aircraft order issued in September 2017, the final five aircraft shipped out of Mesa-Gateway Airport, Mesa, Arizona, via 747 and... Read more

India donates pair of Mi-35s to Afghanistan

India donates pair of Mi-35s to Afghanistan

28-Oct-2019Source: Defense and Security Monitor

The Afghan Air Force has received two Indian helicopters. At a ceremony on Tuesday at the military airbase in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, the Indian government formally handed over two Mi-35s to the Afghan Air Force, which were donated in support of Afghanistan’s counterterrorism efforts. See Full Story. ... Read more

MD Helicopters Awarded $50.4 million contract

MD Helicopters Awarded $50.4 million contract

4-Sep-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced that the company has been awarded a $50.4 million Firm Fixed Price contract modification for logistics support of the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter fleet currently in service with the Afghan Air Force (AAF). MD Helicopters has provided comprehensive contractor logistics support (CLS) services to the Afghan Air Force since... Read more

Official commentary on illegitimate overhaul of Mi-17V-5

Official commentary on illegitimate overhaul of Mi-17V-5

19-Mar-2019Source: Russian Helicopters

Due to the published information regarding overhaul of the second Mi-17V-5 helicopter operated by the Air Force of Afghanistan carried out by the Slovak company LOTN, Russian Helicopters Holding Company represented by the helicopter designer (Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant) and manufacturer (Kazan Helicopters) announces the performed work illegitimate. The holding company repeatedly contacted the executives... Read more

MDHI completes initial delivery of enhanced MD530F

MDHI completes initial delivery of enhanced MD530F

8-Feb-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the delivery of the first five (5) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to the Afghan Air Force in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Ordered against MDHI’s 5-year, $1.4 billion IDIQ, these aircraft are the first of 30 new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters that will join the AAF Aviation Unit this year. Delivered... Read more

08-Feb-19 225 MD Helicopters MD530F Saydabad, Afghanistan

08-Feb-19 225 MD Helicopters MD530F Saydabad, Afghanistan

8-Feb-2019

Helicopter written off in snowy conditions.  Very few details available.  In this tweet there is a claim it was shot down by Taliban... Read more

Afghan MD530Fs to receive safety and endurance upgrades

Afghan MD530Fs to receive safety and endurance upgrades

24-Jan-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The Afghan Air Force will be upgrading their MD530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters. This upgrade will include crashworthy and auxiliary fuel tanks to ensure their safety, endurance and range. The US Army is looking for vendors to source and install the fuel tanks. The Afghan Air Force currently own 30 MD530F helicopters and have 25 more... Read more

MD delivers MD530F to Afghan Air Force

MD delivers MD530F to Afghan Air Force

12-Sep-2018Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery of the first five (5) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to the Afghan Air Force in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Ordered against MDHI’s 5-year, $1.4 billion IDIQ, these aircraft are the first of 30 new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters that will join the AAF Aviation Unit this year. Delivered... Read more

LOTN completes overhaul of first Afghan Mi-17V-5

LOTN completes overhaul of first Afghan Mi-17V-5

13-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

LOTN has finished the overhaul of the Afghan Air Force’s first Mi-17V-5 helicopter. This is the first overhaul of the platform in the EU and Nato, reports Air Force Technology. LOTN won the contract in a bid in 2016. The work done on the aircraft has been praised by the LOTN board of directors chairman... Read more

First Afghan UH-60 pilots graduate

First Afghan UH-60 pilots graduate

27-Nov-2017Source: DVIDS

Six Afghan Air Force members became the first ever AAF UH-60 Black Hawk pilots, after graduation from Aircraft Qualification Training during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2017. Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air advisors and Afghan Air Force leaders were in attendance to congratulate the pilots during this historic ceremony. “I am happily announcing... Read more

Leidos awarded Afghan Air Force Support contract

Leidos awarded Afghan Air Force Support contract

27-Oct-2017Source: Leidos

 Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science and technology company, was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army to support the Afghanistan Air Force (AAF) and Special Mission Wing (SMW) helicopter and fixed-wing fleets. Work will be performed in Kabul, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2020 at a total potential contract value... Read more

MD Helicopters win $1.4 Billion MD530F contract

MD Helicopters win $1.4 Billion MD530F contract

6-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

A contract posting by the US Dept of Defense yesterday indicates that MD Helicopters has been awarded a contract valued at $1,385,497,987 for the procurement of “an estimated quantity of” 150 MD530F helicopters.  Given the low rate of production of all models at MD for the last 8-10 years, there must have been a massive... Read more

Leidos Innovation awarded $728M contract for Supplying Support to Afghan Air Force (AAF) and Special Mission Wing (SMW) helicopter/fixed-wing fleets

Leidos Innovation awarded $728M contract for Supplying Support to Afghan Air Force (AAF) and Special Mission Wing (SMW) helicopter/fixed-wing fleets

29-Aug-2017Source: US DoD

Leidos Innovation Corp., Gaithersburg, Maryland, was awarded a $727,689,796 firm-fixed-price contract to provide support for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) and Special Mission Wing (SMW) helicopter/fixed-wing fleets. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Kabul, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2020. Fiscal 2017 operations... Read more

US plans up to 159 refurbished Black Hawks for Afghanistan

US plans up to 159 refurbished Black Hawks for Afghanistan

1-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

US Defence Officials have revealed that they are planning to send up to 159 refurbished UH-60A Black Hawks to Afghanistan. The Afghan Air Force will use these helicopters to replace their aging fleet of Mi-17s. As reported by Military Times, the arrival of the Black Hawks will provide security forces the leverage they need to... Read more

MD Helicopters delivers last three MD530F to Afghan Air Force

MD Helicopters delivers last three MD530F to Afghan Air Force

23-Sep-2016Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the delivery of three (3) additional MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light scout attack helicopters to Hamid Karzai International Airport. With this delivery MD Helicopters has fulfilled – in less than 10 months – all requirements of an October 2015 contract awarded by the U.S. Department of the Army Non-Standard Rotary... Read more

MD Helicopters delivers last Afghan MD530Fs

MD Helicopters delivers last Afghan MD530Fs

8-Sep-2016Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the delivery of three (3) additional MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light scout attack helicopters to Hamid Karzai International Airport. With this delivery MD Helicopters has fulfilled – in less than 10 months – all requirements of an October 2015 contract awarded by the U.S. Department of the Army Non-Standard Rotary... Read more

Afghan Air Force receives five new MD530F Cayuse Warriors

Afghan Air Force receives five new MD530F Cayuse Warriors

29-Jun-2016Source: USAF

Five new MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters arrived at Hamid Karzai International Airport June 17, 2016, via a C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, Calif.  [HeliHub.com editor note – these include MD serial numbers 0223FF, 0256FF and 0257FF] The MD-530s were delivered to the Afghan Air Force providing them an expanded capability to support... Read more

Afghan Air Force to receive 12 more MD530F Cayuse Warriors

Afghan Air Force to receive 12 more MD530F Cayuse Warriors

12-Jan-2016Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters announced today receipt of a firm fixed price contract to manufacture and deliver twelve MD530F Cayuse Warrior Scout Attack Helicopters with enhanced mission equipment to the Afghan Air Force (AAF). This award, contracted through the Department of the Army Non-Standard Rotary Wing, reflects and reinforces the confidence of the U.S. Army in MD... Read more

Afghan Air Force says MD530F cannot cope

Afghan Air Force says MD530F cannot cope

30-Sep-2015Source: The New York Times

Col. Qalandar Shah Qalandari, Afghanistan’s most decorated pilot, recently took command of what was meant to be the building blocks of his country’s new air force: a squadron of shiny American-made attack helicopters, intended to solve the chronic lack of close air support for Afghan troops. See Full Story... Read more

06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Zabul province, Afghanistan (17F)

06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Zabul province, Afghanistan (17F)

6-Aug-2015

Crashed in unknown circumstances.  Helicopter was flying between Zabul’s capital of Qalat and the town of Shinkay, 20 kilometers (12 miles) away. Accident killed all on board –  12 soldiers and five crew members. The Taliban claimed they had shot down the aircraft... Read more

MD Helicopters to integrate M260 rocket system on Afghan MD530Fs

MD Helicopters to integrate M260 rocket system on Afghan MD530Fs

15-Jul-2015

MD Helicopters Inc.,* Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $13,172,766 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan) for the procurement, installation, integration, testing, and Army-approved airworthiness qualification support of M260 rockets and the fixed forward weapon sights on the armed MD530F Mission Equipment Package (MEP) aircraft. Integration on one U.S. government furnished armed MD530F MEP unit will... Read more

Russia completes Mi-17V-5 supplies to Afghanistan

Russia completes Mi-17V-5 supplies to Afghanistan

4-Nov-2014Source: Rostec

The delivery of Mi-17V-5 military-transport helicopters to the Afghan National Army was completed in October 2014. Since the contract between Rosoboronexport and the US Department of Defense was signed in 2011, 63 helicopters produced at Kazan Helicopters, part of Russian Helicopters, have been delivered to Afghanistan. Rosoboronexport proved itself a reliable supplier of military helicopters,... Read more

Russia completes Mi-17V-5 supplies to Afghanistan

Russia completes Mi-17V-5 supplies to Afghanistan

31-Oct-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

The delivery of Mi-17V-5 military-transport helicopters to the Afghan National Army was completed in October 2014. Since the contract between Rosoboronexport and the US Department of Defense was signed in 2011, 63 helicopters produced at Kazan Helicopters, part of Russian Helicopters, have been delivered to Afghanistan. Rosoboronexport proved itself a reliable supplier of military helicopters,... Read more

MD Helicopters awarded $44M more for Afghan MD530F weapon system

MD Helicopters awarded $44M more for Afghan MD530F weapon system

2-Oct-2014Source: US DoD

MD Helicopters, Inc., Mesa, Arizona was awarded a not to exceed $44,200,000 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Afghanistan) undefinitized contract action for the integration, testing, procurement, modification and installation of a weapon system onto the seventeen MD 530F aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2015. One... Read more

Afghan Air Force takes over instruction of crucial air mission planning course

Afghan Air Force takes over instruction of crucial air mission planning course

24-Nov-2013Source: US Air Force

It has been a year of significant milestones for the Afghan National Security Forces as they have taken a definitive lead in providing security for Afghanistan. The International Security Assistance Force has moved to an increasingly train, advise and assist role after nearly a decade of combatting the enemies of Afghanistan, shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghan forces.... Read more

07-Sep-13 MD Helicopters MD530F Shindand, Afghanistan

07-Sep-13 MD Helicopters MD530F Shindand, Afghanistan

7-Sep-2013

Landed on an IED during training flight, blowing one skid off.  Helicopter caught fire.  2 POB were U.S. Army CW4 Thomas “Andy” Miller and Afghan air force Lt. Massoud Islamkhil – both were saved by a Mi-17 crew... Read more

Afghan helicopters support independent operations

Afghan helicopters support independent operations

2-Apr-2013Source: US Marine Corps

The Uruzgan based 4th Brigade of the Afghan National Army has taken major steps in perfecting its logistic resupply and casualty evacuation capabilities by using helicopters from the Kandahar Air Wing. During an independent operation in Kajran district, Daykundi province, Afghan forces coordinated an ammunition, personnel and equipment resupply from Tarin Kot, Uruzgan, using two... Read more

New Mi-17 simulator pushes Afghan pilots’ capabilities

New Mi-17 simulator pushes Afghan pilots’ capabilities

21-Apr-2012Source: US Air Force

Afghan pilots now have a state-of-the-art MI-17 simulator here to hone their aviation skills in a safe environment. Air Force Lt. Col. Chas Tacheny, the deputy commander of the 438 Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, said he has been involved with bringing the MI-17V5 No-Motion Level 5 Simulator to Afghanistan since July 2011 and he is... Read more

Maintenance advisers certify first Afghan Air Force expediter

Maintenance advisers certify first Afghan Air Force expediter

8-Dec-2011Source: NATO

Maintenance advisers recently certified the first Afghan Air Force flight line expediter at Kandahar Air Wing. A direct maintenance commander delegate on the flight line, an expediter is responsible for efficiently utilizing manning and resources to effectively execute the flight schedule agreed upon by both maintainers and operators. Advisers indicate the new capability will ensure... Read more

Afghan AF completes first year of Mi-17 intermediate maintenance

Afghan AF completes first year of Mi-17 intermediate maintenance

24-Aug-2011Source: DTI

Defense Technology Inc. announced today that they completed teaching one year of Mi-17 intermediate level maintenance training for the Afghan Air Force.  Over thirty Afghan soldiers have now graduated from the class and are ready to lead maintenance teams in the field. Under the leadership of the USAF 440th Air Expeditionary Squadron, these classes were... Read more

RAF officer trains first female Afghan helicopter pilots

RAF officer trains first female Afghan helicopter pilots

28-Jun-2011Source: UK MoD

The RAF’s youngest female pilot, Flying Officer Emma Atkinson, is currently training Afghanistan’s first female Air Force helicopter pilots in a small office tucked away in a corner of Kabul’s airport. The ‘Thunder Lab’ flight school is part of the NATO Air Training Command (Afghanistan) and the training given there is designed to help ease... Read more

15-Jun-11 707 Mil Mi-171 Mandapul, Afghanistan

15-Jun-11 707 Mil Mi-171 Mandapul, Afghanistan

15-Jun-2011

Helicopter ended up on its port side with the tail boom broken... Read more

11-May-11 209 Mil Mi-17 Paroon, Afghanistan

11-May-11 209 Mil Mi-17 Paroon, Afghanistan

11-May-2011

Crashed into a tree in Paroon, Nuristan, while four helicopters were landing inside a compound of National Directorate of Security, Nuristan governor Jamaluddin Badr said... Read more

NATO Allies and Russia put their trust in Afghan Air Force

NATO Allies and Russia put their trust in Afghan Air Force

28-Apr-2011Source: NATO

Thanks to the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) Helicopter Maintenance Trust Fund, the Afghan Air Force is receiving the tools to operate its helicopter fleet more efficiently. Launched on 2 March 2011, the NRC Trust Fund is managed in accordance with established policy and under the overall supervision of the NRC Preparatory Committee, with Germany acting as... Read more

Kandahar Air Wing achieves medevac milestone

Kandahar Air Wing achieves medevac milestone

24-Apr-2011Source: US Air Force

A combined team of Afghan air force and coalition members conducted the first dedicated Mi-17 medical evacuation mission April 11 here. The team moved an Afghan National Army officer, who incurred a compound leg fracture, from Camp Bastion back to Kandahar. The planning for the inaugural mission began one month ago when Afghan air force... Read more

US trained AAF pilots advance in Mi-17 course, designated co-pilots

US trained AAF pilots advance in Mi-17 course, designated co-pilots

13-Apr-2011Source: NATO Training Mission

The first two Afghan air force helicopter pilots to complete basic aviator training in the U.S. recently became qualified as co-pilots in the Mi-17 helicopter, the focal point of the AAF’s rotary-wing force. The qualification marks a major milestone for the duo now nearing the half-way point in their Mi-17 training. In order to receive... Read more

Twelve graduate AAF Mi-17 helicopter engine and body maintenance course

Twelve graduate AAF Mi-17 helicopter engine and body maintenance course

28-Mar-2011Source: NATO Training Mission

Twelve Afghan Air Force Airmen graduated from the Mi-17 helicopter engine and body maintenance course at the Afghan Air Force Base in Kabul, Afghanistan March 26, marking just the second time AAF troops completed the training. Split into separate one month units consisting of classroom based familiarization and practical, hands-on application, the course, totaling over... Read more

First US trained Afghan pilots begin Mi-17 qualification course

First US trained Afghan pilots begin Mi-17 qualification course

27-Jan-2011Source: NTM-A

The first two Afghan Air Force helicopter pilots to complete basic pilot training in the U.S. recently began the “Initial Mi-17 Qualification Course” meant to convert them into Mi-17 helicopter pilots at the Afghan Air Force Base in Kabul. A hybrid of Croatian and U.S. helicopter training syllabi, the course is a six-month evolution that... Read more

Milestone for Afghan Air Force means better trained pilots

Milestone for Afghan Air Force means better trained pilots

21-Jan-2011Source: US Air Force

The Afghan air force reached a new milestone with the opening of the pilot training program recently here. The first Afghan pilots began their eight-week instruction course early in January with a four-day academic schedule before beginning flight instruction on the Mi-17 Hip H. “We are helping the Afghans develop a training program that’s going... Read more

Afghan Air Force begins first local Mi-17 overhaul

Afghan Air Force begins first local Mi-17 overhaul

18-Jan-2011Source: NTM-A

The Afghan air force transported a Mi-17 helicopter to Afghanistan Rotary Logistics at the Kabul International Airport, Jan. 16, as part of the implementation of the AAF’s first local maintenance overhaul. Due to an inability to extensively refurbish aircraft within the confines of Afghanistan, the AAF has until now been forced to ship aircraft to... Read more

Afghan Air Force completes first 100 hour Mi-17 inspection

Afghan Air Force completes first 100 hour Mi-17 inspection

29-Oct-2010Source: NATO Training Mission

The Afghan Air Force Kandahar Air Wing (KAW) recently completed its first 100-hour maintenance phase inspection on a Mi-17 transport helicopter. A nine-person Afghan Tiger Team from Kabul, plus NATO advisors taught KAW’s maintainers how to conduct the 100-hour phase inspection: what to do, what to look for and how to document their findings and... Read more

Defense Technology donate Mi-17 safety documentations to Afghan Air Force

Defense Technology donate Mi-17 safety documentations to Afghan Air Force

22-Oct-2010Source: Defense Technology

Defense Technology Inc. (DTI) announced today that they had donated the historical maintenance bulletins for the Mi-17 aircraft to the Afghan Air Force. The Mi-17 manufacturers (OEMs) regularly issue safety and maintenance bulletins for the aircraft models they have produced. These bulletins contain important flight safety information, new maintenance procedures, required part replacements and other... Read more

Afghan Air Force helicopter fleet grows

Afghan Air Force helicopter fleet grows

6-Oct-2010Source: US Air Force

On Oct. 4, 2010, the Afghan Air Force received delivery of four new Mi-17 V5 helicopters, bringing the current fleet to 31, sixof which are the latest V5 variant. This is part of a purchase of ten helicopters, which will be complete by the end of 2010. In a yet to be determined procurement, the... Read more

Afghan Air Force learning to fire rockets from helicopters in Kandahar

Afghan Air Force learning to fire rockets from helicopters in Kandahar

2-Sep-2010Source: NATO Training Mission

Afghan Air Force helicopter pilots and crews in Kandahar began learning how to plan, handle and execute Mi-17 helicopter live weapons fire by firing more than 100 air-to-ground rockets. The ground and flight training was first given to NATO advisors in Kandahar by the Combined Air Power Transition Force serving shoulder-to-shoulder with the Afghan Air Force in Kabul.  The basic air-to-ground missile skills and... Read more

Afghan Mi-17s start live fire training

Afghan Mi-17s start live fire training

3-Aug-2010Source: NATO Training Mission

The Afghan Air Force performed its first Mi-17 Live Fire at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul on August 1, 2010. This was the first validation of the training syllabus from the Russian manuals for the Mi-17. Two helicopters performed live firing at the KMTC range, one Mi-17 and one Mi-35. Combined, the two... Read more

Afghan Air Force performs Mi-17 sling load

Afghan Air Force performs Mi-17 sling load

5-Jul-2010Source: NATO Training Mission

On July 1, 2010, the Afghan Air Force and Combined Air Power Transition Force advisors conducted an operational sling load with the Mi-17 transport helicopter from Kabul International Airport to Orgun-e in the Paktika province. Flying 12,500 feet above sea-level and carrying a 3,200 lbs. crate, the Mi-17 helicopter handled the load with very few... Read more

Afghan Air Corps conducts first Mi-17 & Mi-35 Combined Operation

Afghan Air Corps conducts first Mi-17 & Mi-35 Combined Operation

17-May-2010Source: NATO Training Mission

The Afghan National Army Air Corps’s 377th Rotary Wing Squadron conducted their first combined operation mission on May 13th, 2010 using two Mi-17s for transport and two Mi-35s to provided air escort. Three mixed U.S. and Afghan crews and one all Afghan crew transported 70 Afghan National Army troops from Jalalabad to Forward Operating Base BOSTICK. The Mi-17s transported... Read more

15-Jan-09 574 Mil Mi-17 Adraskan district, Herat province, Afghanistan (13F)

15-Jan-09 574 Mil Mi-17 Adraskan district, Herat province, Afghanistan (13F)

15-Jan-2009

15-Jan-09 574 Mil Mi-17 Adraskan district, Herat province, AFghanistan... Read more

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