A29 Drops it’s FIRST LASER GUIDED BOMB ON TALIBAN IN FARAH
Pasbanan- Kabul:A29 Drops it’s FIRST LASER GUIDED BOMB ON TALIBAN IN FARAH
Afghanistan Air Force A-29 squadron was able to use their first laser guided bomb on Taliban in Farah province yesterday. According to newsletter released by resolute support mission in Afghanistan, the first laser guided bomb targeted Taliban compound and Afghan pilots were able to use guided and unguided missiles, but afghan forces prefer to use GBU-58 laser guided bomb to avoid collateral damage.
The drop resulted in a direct hit along the route of a major Afghan National Army clearing operation, marking the first time the AAF dropped a laser-guided bomb in combat. “Key pieces that you’re seeing is that the Afghan Air Force itself, one of the more lethal organizations they have, and one that we’re looking to triple in size by 2023, is conducting significantly more air operations in direct support of the ANDSF on the battlefield, to the tune of 500 more sorties this year than they did the year before,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Lance Bunch, director of future operations earlier in December 2017.
According to newsletter Afghan Air force is now capable to target Taliban and other terror groups in different parts of Afghanistan to support afghan security and defense forces in ground.