A-29 Super Tucanos for the Counter-Insurgency Fight

02/05/2017
02/05/2017: An A-29 Super Tucano arrives on the flightline Sept. 26, 2014, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The A-29 is a multi-role, fixed wing aircraft that will provide the Afghan Air Force air-to-ground capability and aerial reconnaissance capabilities to support its counterinsurgency operations. Afghan pilots and maintainers begin training…

A-29 Super Tucanos Train for Close Air Support Role in Afghanistan

05/06/2016
05/06/2016: The highest priority skillset for the Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano pilots is the effective execution of close air support (CAS). Pilots are trained to employ rockets, precision-guided bombs, general purpose bombs, and strafe. The A-29 can employ a variety of weapons to do this mission: .50 cal…

US and Afghan Air Force Joint Operations

09/20/2012
09/20/2012: Members of the Afghan Air Force and U.S. Air Force land at Camp Shorabak, Helmand province, Afghanistan Sept. 12, 2012. This kind of collaboration could be enhanced with C-27Js and Super Tucanos in the hands of the Afghans.  For some unknown reason, it is OK to buy Russian helicopters…