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Pentagon Inspector General finds that Afghanistan’s UH-60s are less capable than the Mi-17
“In general it takes almost two Black Hawks to carry the load of a single Mi-17,” Pentagon Inspector General Glenn Fine Pentagon Inspector General Glenn Fine said in a new report that the UH-60 that Afghanistan imported to replace the Mi-17 is not as capable as the Russian rotocraft. As reported by Bloomberg, Fine wrote in his latest quarterly assessment of...
President Trump signs order allowing USAF to recall 1,000 retired pilots back to active duty
The U.S. military has said earlier that the USAF is lacking 1,500 pilots U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Oct. 20 that will allow the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots back to active duty. As reported by The Hill, the White House announced that Trump would use powers under the National...
USAF begins process to buy light attack aircraft
The A-29s were a “game changer” in the 2016 fighting season and there are high expectations for the aircraft and crews in 2017 On Mar. 20, 2017 four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft arrived for duty at Kabul Air Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan, where they Afghan Air Force (AAF) will use them for close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance. As told...

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