Air Force has 2700 troops in Afghanistan is about to begin the task (Figure)
data for: The Afghan Air Force L-39 trainer aircraft flying in formation
WASHINGTON, August 12 (Xinhua reporter Wang Wei Yang Riverside) 12, U.S. military officials in Afghanistan said that after several years of recruitment and training the Afghan Air Force will soon begin the task.
Chinese Air Force Brigadier General Giff day news conference at the Pentagon, said the video, within a few years, the Afghan air force from scratch, is a significant step forward. He said the current force size of 2,700 people, is expected to increase to 7250 in 2016 people. They accepted the rules of engagement, including a set of courses, including training, will be equipped with Russian-made attack helicopters.
Giff Han said, the Afghan Air Force will perform a comprehensive first close air support missions, but start with a relatively simple task of starting, such as combat escort and self-defense shooting, and then gradually launch a comprehensive attack action.
He stressed that the Afghan air force pilots have to follow the U.S. earlier this year for limited air strikes Zhu’a requirement that can not be taken without prior specific action to reduce civilian casualties in the case of air strikes.