• publish: 20 March 2018
  • time: 3:42 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 6029
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New report about Afghanistan missions and Afghan Air Force released

The U.S. Air Force has released its latest report regarding the ongoing counter-terrorism missions as well as the efforts to bolster the fighting capabilities of the Afghan Air Force.

The report states that in February, U.S. aircraft employed 469 weapons against Taliban and ISIS-Khorasan targets, more than double the 200 employed in February 2017.According to Khama press.

“Additionally, we updated the January 2018 weapon figure – 378 instead of 321 – to accurately reflect what was employed by all aircraft on the USAFCENT air tasking order,” the report adds.

In regards to the ongoing efforts to increase the capabilities of the Afghan Air Force, the United States Air Force said the second phase of the training of Afghan pilots for UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters kicked off in the month of February.

According to the US Air Force “In the train, advise, assist mission, the Afghan Air Force started phase two of UH-60 Mission Qualification Training in February, schooling AAF pilots on the tactical employment of the UH-60, including planning combat missions and weapons employment under different modes of flight and environmental conditions, and use of night vision goggles.”

 

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