Arrival in Afghanistan of First Four A-29s


01/21/2015: The sun was shining and the mountains around Kabul were clearly visible, when the first A-29 Super Tucanos touched down at Hamid Karzai International Airport.

The A-29 is a light-support aircraft capable of conducting close air support, aerial escort, armed overwatch and aerial interdiction.

Four A-29 aircraft arrived to intense media fanfare and are a welcome addition to the Afghan Air Force.

The first Afghan A-29 pilots completed their training late last year, and they are expected to be combat-ready in April.

Credit:438th Air Expeditionary Wing:1/15/16