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Shaheen Military Corps gets 4 new fighter choppers

Shaheen Military Corps gets 4 new fighter choppers

Sep 15, 2016 - 14:24

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Afghan Air Force (AAF) on Thursday transferred four new fighter choppers to Shaheen Military Corps stationed in northern Balkh province.

The Four MD-530 aircrafts were formally handed over to the military corps by the AAF Chief Gen. Abdul Wahab Wardak said in a ceremony.

Gen. Wahab said the MD-530 were provided by the US to Afghan security forces and were furnished with heavy weapons.

He added the air forces had been strengthened and the government overcomes its weakness. He, however, said the country was still in need of more fighter choppers and support for armed forces.

He expressed optimism that induction of MD-530 in Shahin Military Corps would help control growing wave of militancy in the northern part of the country.

Earlier, the US provided AAF with more than 30  MD-530  fighter choppers.


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