Black Hawks To Replace Russian Mainstay In Afghan Inventory

Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST
The U.S. Department of Defense is preparing to swap out the Afghan air force’s Russian-built fleet of Mi-17 “Hip” helicopters in favor of U.S.-produced Black Hawks. The Pentagon has requested funding of $813 million in the fiscal 2017 budget for new fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters for...

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