Kabul: The first batch of the Afghan Air Force pilots completed their training in the United States for the newly-deployed modern UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, reported the Khaama Press.
The newly-trained batch of four Afghan pilots are expected to start services with the Afghan Air Force in the near future, reported Khaama Press quoting officials as saying.
The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is the U.S. Army‘s primary medium lift utility transport and air assault aircraft.
The Afghan Air Force welcomed the arrival of new U.S.-made military helicopters, that is, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the NATO forces earlier this month.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani while formally accepting the first batch of helicopters called it a “historic day”.
Afghanistan is expecting to receive around 159 Black Hawk helicopters in coming years in a bid to boost to radically transform the young Afghan air force. (ANI)