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Afghanistan’s Fleet Modernization has Begun with Black Hawk Delivery

By Staff Writer | October 9, 2017

Bremehaven, Germany – Contractors for the 405th Army Field Support Brigade transport five UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters belonging to the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade to Illesheim, Germany, Feb. 13. The Blackhawks will be staged in Illesheim where they will maintained and tasked out with medical and training support across Europe. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Dashaad Boyd, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army 

Afghanistan's air force is starting a dramatic change as it starts receiving U.S.-built Sikorsky Black Hawks, according to Reuters. Russian Helicopters Mi-17s used to form the force's core. But when deliveries are complete, they are set to be outnumbered by UH-60s.

Read more from Reuters about Afghanistan's air force modernization here.

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