Pentagon cuts UH-60A + transmitted to Afghanistan by three times

Pentagon cuts UH-60A + transmitted to Afghanistan by three times

The Pentagon cuts shipments of Afghanistan's multi-purpose Sikorsky UH-60A + Black Hawk helicopters three times - from 159 units to just 53 aircraft. This is stated in the report Enhancing Security and Stability of Afghanistan sent to the U.S. Congress in December 2019 by the U.S. Department of Defense.


The US Department of Defense has yet to explain the decision to reduce the supply of helicopters to the Afghan Air Force. Unofficially, this is due to the difficulties for the Afghan Air Force to operate so many American helicopters without a serious increase in the number of American specialists.

In addition, the Pentagon also reduces the number of Cessna AC-208 Combat Caravan (Eliminator) light reconnaissance and strike aircraft planned for transfer to the Afghan Air Force from 32 to 10 aircraft, but it promises to supply 10 to 15 Boeing CH-47 Chinook military transport helicopters from the presence of the army aviation USA.

In 2017, the Americans announced the implementation of the Afghan Aviation Transition Plan (AATP) program, which initially envisaged transferring to Afghanistan by 2024 to replace the fleet of Russian Mi-17 helicopters with military assistance from 119 multi-purpose Sikorsky UH-60A + Black Hawk helicopters, and further 40 more - that is, a total of 159.
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Clayton Cupit / U.S. Air Force
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  1. Vladimir_2U 25 February 2020 14: 51 New
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    Like in a joke: "Only the ears reached the battery, but how it started!" )))
  2. Grandfather Crimea 25 February 2020 15: 03 New
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    Well, yes))) Only probably they decided to direct the money to their loved ones, the Papuans will manage. Lightly cut their programs, focus on the specific, from the point of view of cost savings, correctly. For us it is better if they still stamped Sikorsky))
    1. Grigory_45 25 February 2020 20: 26 New
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      Quote: Grandfather Crimea
      Well, yes))) Only probably they decided to direct the money to their loved ones, the Papuans will manage.

      Yes, Trump is slowly reducing the share of US participation in all sorts of programs. They tried to bend Europe for paying contributions to NATO, and now they are going to slowly withdraw troops from Afghanistan, apparently they are negotiating with the Taliban. In addition, the participation of American experts will be required to retrain Afghans accustomed to Soviet technology. And against the background of all this - what for the Afghan government to arrange such gifts? Yes and expensive "Hawk"

      Quote: Grandfather Crimea
      For us, it is better if they still stamped Sikorsky))

      which is better ??
  3. rocket757 25 February 2020 15: 08 New
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    It doesn’t matter who will be there or not ... there will NOT be less “white” from that!
  4. knn54 25 February 2020 17: 08 New
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    The main thing is to hook on the components. Yes, and the instructors will not work for free.
    1. Piramidon 25 February 2020 17: 38 New
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      The main thing was to cut off deliveries of the Mi-8 (17) and promise three boxes.
  5. TermNachTer 25 February 2020 19: 07 New
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    And when their transfer was planned, did someone think about the number of personnel needed for their operation?
    1. unhappy 25 February 2020 22: 12 New
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      Originally lied. The fleet of active "hawks" of 160 cars, pilots, technical staff, the country's infrastructure with total problems ...
      1. TermNachTer 25 February 2020 22: 21 New
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        Well, you can’t lie like that in the open. There must be some justification, calculations, needs
        1. unhappy 25 February 2020 22: 26 New
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          Dr. House says, "EVERYTHING LIES." Do not trust anyone, especially if strangers worry about your health and well-being.
          1. TermNachTer 25 February 2020 22: 30 New
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            This is true for one person. But when a superpower allows itself to do such things, it’s somehow not Feng Shui.
            1. unhappy 25 February 2020 22: 35 New
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              People can be honest or deceitful, loyal friends or rivals. The state has its own interests and is guided by them. He has no honor and emotions.
  6. grandfather_Kostya 25 February 2020 19: 44 New
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    They beat him up and left.
    1. g1washntwn 26 February 2020 07: 17 New
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      A client from Soviet-Russian technology was put on the ground — the task was completed. Farther or pyohom, or on donkeys.