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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Afghan Air Force To Get Rocket Equipped MD 530F Helicopters

The Afghan Air Force will equip its MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters with air-to surface rockets.

The MD Helicopters will be equipped with seven-tube M260 launcher for the 70mm (2.75 inch) rockets under a US $13.2 million contract awarded by the US Army, US department of Defense said in a statement Monday.

The upgrade will be carried out on 19 helicopters added to the Mission Equipment Package (MEP) that already features twin FN Herstal 12.7 mm (.50 cal) Heavy Machine Gun Pods (HMPs). The installation that includes fixed forward weapon sights is said to be completed by 12 July 2016.

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