Operation HIGHROAD (2)

02/15/2019
The training of Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) by coalition forces, including Australians, is having a significant impact on Afghanistan’s battles with insurgents.  [maxgallery id="122643"] In early December, the Afghan Air Force conducted its first night-time air strike inflicting heavy casualties on insurgents and destroying enemy munitions stores. Operation Highroad…

Operation Highroad

02/11/2019
A team of Australian Defence Force service men and women is helping Afghanistan to develop a professional, capable and sustainable air force. The Australians train, assist and advise their Afghan counterparts on command and control, armament and munitions, air operations, engineering, logistics and life support equipment maintenance. [maxgallery id="122620"] Their…

RAAF Working with Afghan Air Force

09/05/2018
A contingent of Australian advisors is embedded within Train Advise Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) at Forward Operating Base Oqab in Kabul, Afghanistan. The mission of TAAC-Air is to support Afghan Air Force counterparts to develop a professional, capable and sustainable Air Force.  The ADF members of TAAC-Air work alongside…

The Afghan Air Force Strikes Taliban with Laser-Guided Bombs

04/02/2018
KABUL, Afghanistan (March 27, 2018) – On March 22, the Afghan Air Force tasked the A-29 squadron to destroy a Taliban compound in Farah. The Afghan attack pilots were equipped with both guided and unguided bombs, and elected to employ the GBU-58 laser-guided bomb to avoid collateral damage. The drop…

A29 Instructor Pilot Interview

10/17/2017
10/17/2017: The Afghan Air Force in Mazar-e-Sharif, Northern Afghanistan, has grown increasingly independent, launching on and completing missions on a daily basis using MD530 Helicopters and A29 Super Tucano jets. AFGHANISTAN 08.03.2017 Video by OF-4 Una Sighvatsdottir Resolute Support Headquarter

Afghan Helo Pilot Talks About the Afghan Air Force

09/10/2017
09/11/2017: The Afghan Air Force in Mazar-e-Sharif, Northern Afghanistan, has grown increasingly independent, launching on and completing missions on a daily basis using MD530 Helicopters and A29 Super Tucano jets. AFGHANISTAN:08.03.2017 Video by OF-4 Una Sighvatsdottir Resolute Support Headquarters

MD530 Instructor Pilot Working With Afghans

09/10/2017
9/11/2017: The Afghan Air Force in Mazar-e-Sharif, Northern Afghanistan, has grown increasingly independent, launching on and completing missions on a daily basis using MD530 Helicopters and A29 Super Tucano jets. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced on September 5 that it has issued a $1.38 billion contract to MD Helicopters…

Afghan Air Force Operating MD530 and A29

09/10/2017
09/11/2017: The Afghan Air Force in Mazar-e-Sharif, Northern Afghanistan, has grown increasingly independent, launching on and completing missions on a daily basis. In the course of the last 12 months, the Afghan Air Force effectively incorporated A-29 aircraft and MD-530 helicopters in daily operations, aided by Afghan Tactical Air Controllers that…