According to a statement released by MD Helicopters, the helicopters, part of a 30-aircraft order arrived in Kandahar Airfield on 27th of October.
Lynn Tilton, Chief Executive Officer for MD Helicopters said “The vigilant efforts of the Afghan Air Force to protect their country and their citizens from the expanse of terrorism are both noble and steadfast.”
Tilton further added “Our respect for the warfighter is unwavering, and we are honored that the growing MD 530F Cayuse Warrior fleet plays such an important role in the safe, effective and efficient execution of these efforts.”
With this shipment, MD Helicopters has successfully met all requirements of IDIQ Delivery Order 1, and the number of MD 530F training and combat aircraft delivered to the Afghan Air Force has reached 60, the MD Helicopters added in its statement.
The statement further added that MD Helicopters has an additional 24 aircraft contracted via the IDIQ contract vehicle. Future deliveries remain on schedule.