Afghan Army Aviation will prepare the battlefield with a Russian-made helicopters (Figure)
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Associated Press on the 12th, after years of training in Afghanistan on the country’s air force is ready to prepare the battlefield.
Walter Kiefer Chinese Air Force officials in the Afghan capital Kabul, the day held a teleconference to the media gathered at the U.S. Pentagon reporters, the Afghan Army Aviation forces are ready now and soon you can perform the task. The force will be equipped with Russian-made helicopter gunships.
Kiefer Han said, the country’s air force from scratch in Afghanistan, the Afghan military is a big step forward. “We (the U.S.) for them to develop a detailed training plan, including the rules of engagement and when to shoot, when not such.”
Kiefer Han said the Afghan army aviation troops now has 2700 air. 2016, this figure will increase to 7250 people.
He added: “Afghanistan will soon implement air (on ground) of air support missions, but the implementation of relatively simple tasks.” These “simple tasks” including combat escort and self-defense shooting .
Kiefer Han did not say when the force from the mission.
top U.S. commander based Zhu’a Stanley McChrystal released a doctrine signed shrink from about 19,000 U.S. troops must take measures to reduce civilian casualties, and then allowed to air strikes. Kiefer Han said the guidelines also apply to the Afghan air force. (Xinhua News Agency Reuters)