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More MD 530F helicopters ordered for Afghan Air Force
MD Helicopters has received a new order for up to 12 armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters for the Afghan Air Force (AAF), the company announced on 25 November.
This is the fourth delivery order the company has received under its five-year $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter IDIQ contract, which covers up to 150 armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior and/or MD 530G attack helicopters for US and partner nation military forces.
The MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light scout attack helicopters feature a Rolls-Royce 250-C30 650shp turbine engine; advanced, all glass cockpit; ballistically tolerant crashworthy fuel system (main and auxiliary); DillonAero Fixed-Forward Sighting System and Mission Configurable Armament System; ballistic armour protection; FN Herstal HMP 400 .50 caliber machine gun pods and M260 7-shot rocket pods.
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