Afghanistan has turned to Moscow with a request to supply artillery small arms and Mi-35 helicopters to fight insurgents.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has asked for help from Russia after the US led NATO troops were pulled out of Afghanistan and also cut financial aid to the nation, Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
Moscow will be considering the application. “We will provide some support but it does not mean that every soldier from the Russian Federation would be here in Afghanistan. Why do we have to take on the burden of problems that had not been resolved by the Americans and NATO member countries?” WSJ quoted Russian Ambassador Alexander Mantytsky in Afghanistan as saying.
Slovak soldiers in Afghanistan as part of the Resolute Support Mission will be given a new task of training technical staff of the Afghan National Army to handle Mi-17/171 helicopters, the Slovak government said Wednesday. Xinhua reported today that the soldiers who will train the Afghan technical staff will be integrated into an air training team called the Air Advisory Team
The US Army has procured an unspecified quantity of BAE Systems Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rockets for use in on going operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This deployment marks the first time U
Russia is likely to sign a contract on the delivery of an unknown number of Mi-35 helicopters to Afghanistan in October. “Afghanistans first Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has asked Russia for military aid amid a fight against Islamic State (ISIL) militants
Russias Rosoboronexport has shipped two Mi-35 helicopters for use in attack and transport configuration by the Republic of Mali armed forces. “We have shipped two Mi-35 helicopters to Mali as was requested by our Malian partners
Three Mi-35 helicopters that India donated to Afghanistan last month are now fully operational to combat terrorism in the war-torn country, Afghanistans Defense Ministry said Wednesday. According to the Defense Ministry, the multirole helicopters will be used in the ongoing Helmand battle for the first time
Russian defense company Tactical Missiles Corp has started working on Three-shift basis to meet the growing demand for its products in Syrian operations. Russia has ramped up the production of Kh-29L high-precision air-to-surface missiles and KAB-500s guided bombs, both products by TMC since the start of the military campaign, Sputnik reported Tuesday
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