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US hands over 4 light attack aircraft to MoD

US hands over 4 light attack aircraft to MoD

Jan 15, 2016 - 17:28

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The United States on Friday handed over the Afghan Ministry of Defence (MoD) four A-29 Super Tucano aircraft having the capacity to fire guided rockets.

MoD spokesman Dawlat Waziri told Pajhwok Afghan News the nearly jets aircraft had the capacity to fire heavy and light weapons.

He said the advanced aircraft would help strengthen the Afghan Air Force, adding that the four aircraft were not military helicopters but advanced aircraft which could fire guided and unguided rockets.

Earlier, India has provided the Afghan government four attack helicopters in assistance.



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