The fleet of the Afghan National Army Air Corps is slated to increase by another 21 rotorcraft, with three more L-39C jet trainers also likely to be acquired. The U.S. government, through the Naval Air Systems Command, says it plans to award a fixed-price contract for 21 Mi‑17V5s or Mi-171/172s. The helicopters are to be delivered to Kabul International Airport within less than two years of contract award. In parallel, the Pentagon is looking to buy three L-39Cs, to augment the inventory of ...


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