AM General has been awarded a $45.8 million contract for the procurement of 6,576 supplemental M1151A1B1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, Expanded Capacity Vehicles, and capability expansion kits for the Afghan National Defense Security Forces.
Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2018, US department of Defense said in a statement Thursday.
Fiscal 2017 other funds in the amount of $45,889,120 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-17-C-0226).
MD Helicopters was awarded a nearly $1.4 billion contract for the procurement of an estimated 150 MD 530F Close Air Attack Helicopter by the goverment of Afghanistan
A US Senator has accused a UK-based sub-contractor of misusing funds meant for training intelligence officers in Afghanistan by spending on luxury vehicles and six-figure salaries to employees' 'significant others.' Senator Claire McCaskill on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee blew the whistle on a federal contract following an audit that left taxpayers on the hook for over $50 million in questionable costs, including seven luxury vehicles and $400,000 average salaries for 'significant others' of corporate officers to serve as “executive assistants
Afghanistan has been requested India to launch a special satellite exclusively for Kabuls use, following the launch of South Asian Satellite by New Delhi three months ago. The Afghan Ministry of Telecommunications and Technology recently made the request to the Indian government, officials in the Afghan government said
Researchers from US Defence Department are planning to test new ways to counter the probable drone threats in future due to rising unmanned aircraft systems around the world, at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The Air Force's 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron here teamed up with a researcher from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to teach airmen how to pilot drones and use them to train coalition forces on how to react to them on the battlefield, the US Air Force announced last week
Afghanistans former President Hamid Karzai has accused the US of using Afghanistan as "a testing ground for new and dangerous weapons”, after Washington dropped the most powerful non-nulcear bomb in Achin district killing 94 Islamic State (IS) fighters Friday. The US used a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the "mother of all bombs" as part of its operations in Afghanistan that killed at least 94 Islamic State fighters, CNN reported Saturday
US military has plans to replace Afghanistan's old fleet of Russian helicopters with American-made aircraft UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, according to a new budget proposal. This move is aimed at reducing the Afghan air force's decades-long reliance on Russian equipment,
AM General was awarded $51.3 million contract for recapitalization of the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV)
Six Afghan Air Force members became the first ever AAF UH-60 Black Hawk pilots, after graduation from Aircraft Qualification Training during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Maj
The US expects to replace Afghanistan Air Force's fleet of Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters with Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawks, the first two of which were received by the Afghan Air Force in a ceremony in Kabul on Tuesday. Afghanistan plans to acquire more than 100 UH-60 Black Hawks in the coming years
Pakistan has offered to train Afghan security forces in its war against terrorism. The Pakistani Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa offered support to Afghanistan to train its security forces during his visit to the country
The first two Afghan Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters meant to replace Mi-17s have arrived at Kandahar airfield. The helicopters are the first to be delivered to the AAF are part of the plan to modernize and expand the AAF
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