The new armed MD530 for the Afghan National Army (Image © MD Helicopters)

New armed helos for Afghanistan Air Force

The first six armed MD Helicopters MD530s for the Afghanistan Air Force have arrived in the country, according to the US Air Forces Central Command on Wednesday 18 March. A charter Boeing 747 transported the helicopters to Afghanistan.

The helos will now be reassembled and readied for flight, and six more helicopters will follow. These were ordered on top of five MD-530s delivered in 2011. An upgrade of these choppers is expected to be completed early next year.

© 2015 editor Elmer van Hest
Featured image: The new armed MD530 for the Afghan Air Force (Image © MD Helicopters)