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US plans to provide CH-47 Chinook helicopters to Afghanistan


The Pentagon’s semiannual report “Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan” revealed that Washington plans to provide Ch-47 helicopters to Afghanistan’s Special Mission Wing.


US plans to provide CH 47 Chinook helicopters to Afghanistan 01 CH-47 helicopter (Picture source: US Army)


"The United States continued to provide the ANDSF [Afghan National Security Forces] the necessary equipment and training to improve their capacity during this reporting period and focused advisory efforts at the “point of need” with reliable security partners to increase their effectiveness. DoD continued to provide additional combat aircraft to the Afghan Air Force and plans to provide CH-47 Chinook helicopters to the Special Mission Wing to support its counterterrorism operations and replace its Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters." the report states.

The Chinook is a multi-role, vertical-lift platform, which is used for transporting troops, artillery, equipment and fuel It is also used for humanitarian and disaster relief operations and in missions such as transportation of relief supplies and mass evacuation of refugees.