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MD 530F shipment arrives in Kabul

27th June 2016 - 09:31 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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A shipment of five additional rotorcraft from MD Helicopters arrived in the Afghan capital on 17 June. 

The MD 530F Cayuse Warrior scout helicopters will further add to the Afghan Air Force’s (AAF) fleet, meaning 18 have been handed over to date. The American OEM still has another nine MD 530Fs to deliver, which it is scheduled to do so by the end of August.

Lt Col Bill Ashford, commander of the USAF’s 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron, commented, ‘These five latest [rotorcraft] have the capability to fire rockets or .50-calibre machine guns, and sighting systems that are not on

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