Thu, Oct

Afghan Air Force conducted live-fire training of new combat helicopters


The Afghan Air Force tactical air coordinators conducted live-fire training for the newly-supplied MD-530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters shortly after they received the second batch of the helicopters from the United States.

 “Advisors from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) watched as the Afghan coordinators called in air strikes on multiple targets,” the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing said.
According to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing “The advisors gave feedback after each attack run. ATACs coordinate close air support, air casualty evacuation, aerial resupply and airlift. Members of TAAC-Air work closely with the AAF to help strengthen their war fighting capabilities.”
The United States has completed the delivery of 5 more combat helicopters to the Afghan Air Force nearly ten days ago in a bid to improve the capabilities of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).