The United States intends to replace the Russian Mi-17 helicopters in Afghanistan to their
The Pentagon intends to abandon the Mi-17 helicopters produced in Russia, used by the army of Afghanistan, replacing them with his own. Renewal of rotary-wing technology is expected to be completed by 2023.
Armed Afghan national army is 63 military transport Mi-17v5. The report geninspektora U.S. Department of defense Sean O’donnell emphasized that the strategy of replacement of machinery called the revised procurement plan. The situation in Afghanistan is the need to modernize the country’s air force. In accordance with the adopted concept of the Russian helicopters will replace the CH-47 American production. The machine starts to act in a special wing of the Afghan army by 2023. Currently, the updated Pentagon buys helicopters UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook with the aim of gradual replacement of Russian Mi-17.
Modernization of the helicopter fleet of the army of Afghanistan began in 2016. In the beginning it was not about the delivery of Chinook helicopters, but later the US decided in the first stage to provide troops to 20 instances of the CH-47.