On September 18, a Boeing C-17A Globemaster III military transport plane transported two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to Kandahar Air Field, according to photos released by 438th Air Expeditionary Wing of the US Air Force.
The helictopers were delivered for the Afghan Air Force as as part of the effort to transit the Afghan Air Force’s helicopter fleet from Mi-17 to UH-60 helicopters.
2 more Blak Hawks will arrive later this week, according to Capt. William Salvin, a spokesperson for Operation Resolute Support. In total, the US is planing to deliver 159 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to Afghanistan.
Servicemen of the US-led coalition will oversee training of Afghan Air Force pilots and maintainers to use UH-60 helicopters.
So far, the Afghan Air Force has been primarily using Mi-17s for air lift and troop transport functions. However, it seems the US is going to change this.
Photos by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce (SOURCE):