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    USAF plans to buy seven armed AC-208s for Afghan military


    ​Orbital ATK would deliver seven armed Cessna AC-208 Caravan aircraft to the Afghan National Army under a pending US Air Force contract award, the US armed service says.

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    PICTURE: Afghan air force welcomes first Black Hawks


    A lead cadre of Afghan air force pilots is poised to commence training on the service's first two Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk utility helicopters, following their delivery on 18 September.

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    PICTURES: Kabul welcomes latest batch of Super Tucanos


    ​Afghanistan has bolstered to a dozen its in-country fleet of Embraer/Sierra Nevada A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft, with the arrival of its latest four examples in Kabul.

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    Afghans could receive four more Embraer A-29s


    ​The Afghan Air Force could receive four more Embraer A-29 light attack turboprop aircraft, adding to 20 already on contract, the US Air Force says in a new contracting notice.

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    USAF touts cross-nation burden sharing of Reaper


    ​Despite it having the largest fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles, the US Air Force is looking towards smaller operators of the systems to explore ways in which the logistical and cost burden of operating the system can be reduced.

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    Afghan air force to add armed MD 530F to helicopter fleet


    The Afghan air force is to receive approximately 20 armed variants of the MD Helicopters MD 530F utility helicopter, an official close to the force has confirmed.

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    Single Reaper passes flight hour milestone


    ​Following a 17-hour combat sortie in support of the US military’s operations in Afghanistan, a single US Air Force General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicle surpassed a record 20,000 flight hours to date.

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    Tornado departure ends UK's fast jet role in Afghanistan


    ​The UK has concluded a decade-long commitment of fast jet combat aircraft to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, with its last Panavia Tornado GR4s having left Kandahar airfield for the final time.

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    UK reveals repair bill after Afghan hailstorm


    ​The total cost of repairing five Royal Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transports which suffered significant airframe damage when a hailstorm passed through southern Afghanistan on 23 April 2013 has been revealed as almost £10 million ($16.6 million).

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    Australia extends Afghan Heron lease to mid-2014


    ​Australia will extend its lease of Israel Aerospace Industries Heron unmanned air vehicles used in Afghanistan.