PICTURE: Afghanistan's first G222 delivered

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Afghanistan's first of 18 refurbished G222 transports was delivered at Alenia Aeronautica's Capodichino site in Italy on 25 September.

Alenia North America received a contract to modernise the ex-Italian air force aircraft from the US Air Force in September 2008.

The USAF accepted Kabul's first aircraft less than two months after it had made its first flight in modernised guise.

 
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Alenia Aeronautica will deliver the remaining aircraft on order for the Afghan national army air corps at a rate of roughly one a month, with the last transport due to be handed over in 2011.