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Afghan Armed Forces: Afghan National Army (ANA, includes Afghan Air Force (AAF)

Afghan National Army and Afghan Air Corps. There are also militias authorized by the government.

AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY AIR FORCE AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY AIR CORPS (ANAAC)

3,000 personnel.

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type


AIRCRAFT No combat capable. Total 65 Aircraft.

Transport 56 Tpt ac:

Tactical transport 44 Tac Tpt ac:

2 Lockheed C-130H Hercules

5 Antonov An-32B Cline;

2 Antonov An-26 Curl;

1 Antonov An-12 Cub (Ex-Russian; aid; delivery 2002)

14 Alenia C-27A Spartan (6 more on order: C-27A tactical transport ac);

20 Alenia G222 (Ex-Italian; $317 m deal (bought via and financed by USA); modernized before delivery)

Light Transport/ Advanced fixed-wing trainer 12 LtTpt ac:

6 Cessna-208B Grand Caravan (20 on order: Ce-208B Light transport ac.)

6 Cessna-180 Skywagon (Light aircraft)

Training 9 Trg ac:

Advanced Flying Training 3 Adv Trg ac:

3 Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros

Basic Flying Training 6 Bsc Trg ac:

6 Cessna T-182T Skylane

Ordered:
20 Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano (Ordered A-29 Super Tucano Trainer/combat ac: $355 m deal (bought via USA); from US production line; delivery 2014-2015)

18 Pilatus PC-12N Light transport/ Special operations / ISR ac (Afghan Special Forces In June 2013 the Special Investigator General Afghan Reconstruction: $218 m deal; ordered via USA and modified in USA for reconnaissance role before delivery)


HELICOPTER 11 Attack capable. Total 80 Helicopters.


Anti-Armour Attack 11 Atk hel:

+ Mil Mi-35P Hind-F (?)

6 Mil Mi-24V Hind-E (Ex-Czech; modernized before delivery; aid (aircraft donated by Czech Republic and modernization funded by NATO); delivery 2007-2008)

5 Mil Mi-24D Hind-D (Ex-Russian; aid; status uncertain; delivery 2002)


Support 55 Spt (Tpt) hel:

21 Mil Mi-17V-5 Hip-H ($375m deal (bought via USA); delivery 2011-2012)

10 Mil Mi-17V-5 Hip-H (financed by UAE; delivery 2010)

15 Mil Mi-17 Hip-H (Ex-Russian; delivery 2002-2009)

6 Mil Mi-8MT/Mi-17/Hip-H (second-hand; financed by UAE)

3 Mi-8MT (Ex-Slovak; aid; delivery 2007-2008)


Rotary Flying Training 14 Trg hel:

6 Mil Mi-17V-1 Hip-H (Probably second-hand; incl for training of Afghan crews and US instructors in USA; delivery 2011)

2 Mil Mi-17 Hip-H (Ex-Bulgarian Mi-17 version bought by UK for 'Project Curium' training of Afghan pilots in UK and donated to Afghanistan after end of programme; delivery 2009-2010)

6 MD-500E/F (Light helicopter)


FACILITIES

Afghan Air Force Main Headquarters: Kabul HQ (Army Staff)
Afghan AF Airfields and Airbases Organisation:


3 BASES:

Kabul North is primary ANAAC airfield with Presidential Flt and bulk of tpt and hel assets. Kandahar with 6 tpt ac, 6 Mi-17 and 2 Mi-24 Shindand with 2 tpt ac and 4 Mi-17.


Kabul Air Base - Air Corps

Transport Squadron: An-2/26/32

Combat Helicopter Squadron: Mi-24V/35

Transport Helicopter Squadron: Mi-8/17


Herat Air Base

Fighter Squadron: MiG-21bis/UM, Su-20


Note: Afghanistan has 19 airports with paved runways (over 3,047 m: 4 2,438 to 3,047 m: 3 1,524 to 2,437 m: 8 914 to 1,523 m: 2 under 914 m: 2), and 34 airports with unpaved runways (2,438 to 3,047 m: 5 1,524 to 2,437 m: 14 914 to 1,523 m: 6 under 914 m: 9), and 11 heliports.



 
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   Afghanistan AF News:

French Unit May Work With UK UAV Team in Afghanistan

• French Unit May Work With UK UAV Team in Afghanistan  (4/5/2014)

NATO to Suspend Cooperation with Russia on Afghan Choppers, Training

• NATO to Suspend Cooperation with Russia on Afghan Choppers, Training  (4/2/2014)

Pentagon Signs New Russian Helicopter Deal

• Pentagon Signs New Russian Helicopter Deal  (6/17/2013)


• The Afghanistan War May End by 2024 Maybe  (5/19/2013)

• Osprey reputation rebounds in Afghanistan  (5/19/2013)

• Russia to Deliver 12 More Mi-17 Helicopters to Afghanistan  (5/16/2013)

• Should India Provide Direct Military Aid to Afghanistan?
 (5/14/2013)

• Afghan Air Force developing its capabilities
 (5/9/2013)

• 4 Airmen killed in MC-12 Liberty crash in Afghanistan
 (4/30/2013)

• 4 Airmen killed in MC-12 Liberty crash in Afghanistan
 (4/30/2013)

• Dubai bound freighter crashes in Afghanistan
 (4/30/2013)

• Taliban seize Turks and Russians from downed helicopter
 (4/23/2013)

• FLIR imaging system for Super Tucanos
 (4/18/2013)


 

 



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