An Afghan security personnel stands beside a Black Hawk helicopter during a handover ceremony. Photo: XinhuaAn Afghan security personnel stands beside a Black Hawk helicopter during a handover ceremony. Photo: Xinhua
An Afghan security personnel stands beside a Black Hawk helicopter during a handover ceremony. Photo: Xinhua

Afghan air force gets first of 159 US Black Hawks to replace old Russian helicopters

Afghans will phase out their 45 or so Russian Mi-17 helicopters and replace these with Black Hawks, a US military workhorse first produced in the 1970s

Topic |   Afghanistan war
An Afghan security personnel stands beside a Black Hawk helicopter during a handover ceremony. Photo: XinhuaAn Afghan security personnel stands beside a Black Hawk helicopter during a handover ceremony. Photo: Xinhua
An Afghan security personnel stands beside a Black Hawk helicopter during a handover ceremony. Photo: Xinhua
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