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March 14, 2019

AAF gets advanced ground attack aircraft

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March 14, 2019

KABUL: The Afghan Air Force has received three new advanced reconnaissance and ground attack aircraft as efforts are underway to bolster the capabilities of the armed forces.

The three new AC-208 aircrafts were handed over to the Afghan Air Force during a ceremony which was held in Kabul last week. According to Air Force officials, the aircrafts are capable to conduct airstrikes against static and moving targets using guided and unguided rocket besides conducting reconnaissance operations. The ceremony for the handover of the aircrafts was attended by senior officials of the Afghan Army, Afghan Air Force, and Resolute Support Mission. The cockpit of the AC-208 Combat Caravan features tactical displays to the pilot. Ballistic panels are fitted to provide protection to the cockpit and passengers, according to Air Force Technology outlet.

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