0 $
2,500 $
5,000 $
895 $
13 DAYS LEFT UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER

Satellite Images Prove Dozens Of Afghan Military Aircraft Fled To Uzbekistan

Support SouthFront

Satellite Images Prove Dozens Of Afghan Military Aircraft Fled To Uzbekistan

Click to see full-size image

On August 16, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Uzbekistan reported that on August 14 and 15, 22 warplanes and 24 military helicopters of Afghanistan, carrying 585 Afghan soldiers, had illegally entered the airspace of Uzbekistan.

According to the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the aircraft were obliged to land at the international airport of Termez, the southernmost city of Uzbekistan.

Moreover, on August 15, three Embraer 314 military aircraft of Afghanistan requested permission to land at the Khanabad airport in the city of Karshi, Kashkadarya region. However, the aircraft were sent to the Termez airport accompanied by two military aircraft of the Uzbek Air Force MiG-29.

“During the escort, Embraer 314 and MiG-29 aircraft collided and crashed in the Sherabad district of Surkhandarya region. The pilots of these aircraft ejected, ” the report says.

The next day, the statement was deleted. The Prosecutor General’s Office declares that it is yet to be verified.

The secret of Aghan aircraft was revealed by satellite images of the Uzbek Termez airport. They show almost 50 new planes and helicopters similar to the aircraft of the Afghan Air Force.

According to the footage published by The Drive, 22 new light aircraft and 26 helicopters appeared in Termez. It seems that a significant part of the special aviation wing, which was engaged in supporting the forces of the Special Operations Command of the Afghan army, fled to Uzbekistan.

  • The images show 11 Pilatus PC-12NG light reconnaissance aircraft that were likely part of the special aviation wing of the Afghan Air Force;
  • 6 A-29 (Embraer 314) Super Tucano light attack aircraft;
  • 5 Cessna 208 Caravan light aircraft, some of them may be an armed version of the AC-208 Combat Caravan;
  • 19 Mi-8/17 and 7 UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters.

Taking into account that some Mi-8/17 helicopters may belong to Uzbek Air Force, the number of aircraft is near the one previously claimed by the Prosecutor General’s Office.

Satellite Images Prove Dozens Of Afghan Military Aircraft Fled To Uzbekistan

Click to see full-size image

Satellite Images Prove Dozens Of Afghan Military Aircraft Fled To Uzbekistan

Click to see full-size image

Satellite Images Prove Dozens Of Afghan Military Aircraft Fled To Uzbekistan

Click to see full-size image

Satellite Images Prove Dozens Of Afghan Military Aircraft Fled To Uzbekistan

Click to see full-size image

MORE ON THE TOPIC:

Support SouthFront

SouthFront

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
8 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Christian J. Chuba

Afghan pilots with a rational fear of execution fled to the nearest country for safety.
The choices,
1. a U.S. base – too far and we are unreliable, 2. Pakistan – a haven for the Taliban so that’s a no, 3. Iran? that’s actually pretty far from Kabul, 4. China? sure, if you want to be stranded in the Himalayas and that leaves Uzbekistan, reasonably close and it has an airport and its free of Sunni extremists.

How the story will be told in the U.S. ‘The Taliban sent advanced U.S. aircraft to the Russians as a gift for their support.’ Please note that while all of these are fine aircraft, they are hardly advanced. The Russians have better helicopters and can buy the same prop planes outside the U.S. The one thing we do better than any other country is tell ourselves comforting stories.

Last edited 29 days ago by Christian J. Chuba
The Black Terror

Nice addition to the Uzbek Air Force, at US taxpayers expense. As the saying goes, “the best things in life are free.” You will probably see these birds used in any upcoming movies about the US/NATO/Australian debacle.

GoldStandard

Couldn’t say the going used rates for small turboprop aircraft with questionable service records. But maybe if Uzbecks flogged the lot they could get something toward replacing the MiG-29 that was lost, crashed into while escorting and clearing Uzbeck airspace of all these aircraft appearing at once.

"Israel" is a terrorist NATO settler colony

They will most likely be returned to Afghanistan once an internationally recognized government is established by the Taliban.

FFs

Taliban are doing just fine with their second hand kalishnikovs.

Last edited 28 days ago by FFs
8
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x