Sunday, July 14, 2024
Advertisement

Afghan Air Force conducts maneuver after receiving MD-530s from US

Immigration News

Afghan Air Force MD-530

The Afghan Air Force performed a maneuver during a live-fire demonstration after receiving six MD-530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters from the United States.

The maneuver by the MD-530F Cayuse Warrior was performed on 09th April the day when the Afghan Air Force formally received the helicopters.

The live-fire demonstration was organized at a training range outside of Kabul.

The Afghan defense officials said the helicopters are equipped with heavy weapons and will be used to combat extremists in the country.

Deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Defense (MoD), Dawlat Wazir, said the helicopters will provide close air support to ground forces during the military operations.

The NATO Train, Assist, Advise Command-Air and 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, saying that the armed MD-530s will increase the Afghan Air Force aerial fires capability.

Afghan Air Force MD-530a

Armed Mi-17s and MD-530s give the Afghan Air Force six times the number of armed aircraft for Fighting Season 2015 as compared to last fighting season, which only employed five Mi-35s.

Pentagon awarded MD Helicopters Inc. a maximum $44.2 million firm-fixed-price contract last year to develop and provide an armament package for the MD-530F helicopters that were already supplied to the Afghan Air Force.

Around 17 of the Afghan Air Force’s MD-530F helicopter will be upgraded under the contract which is expected to be completed early next year.

MD-530F helicopters are designed for high altitude and/or hot weather operations, where thinner air costs helicopters some of their lift.

Afghan Air Force MD-530b

Afghan Air Force MD-530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopter maneuvers for another gun run, during a live-fire demonstration, April 9, 2015, at a training range outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Perry Aston)

Afghan Air Force MD-530c

Afghan Air Force MD-530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopter maneuvers for another gun run, during a live-fire demonstration, April 9, 2015, at a training range outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Perry Aston)

Afghan Air Force MD-530d

Afghan Air Force MD-530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopter maneuvers for another gun run, during a live-fire demonstration, April 9, 2015, at a training range outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Perry Aston)

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
Captcha verification failed!
CAPTCHA user score failed. Please contact us!

- Advertisement -

The World News