Tuesday, November 25, 2014

LAS Program for Afghanistan Under Investigation

The Light Air Support (LAS) aircraft program for Afghanistan is currently under investigation by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The LAS program is intended to help develop the Afghan Air Force's advanced flight program, aerial reconnaissance, and air support capabilities. SIGAR is concerned that this LAS program could be affected by training and maintenance problems that have hampered earlier programs that the U.S. Air Force has tried on behalf of the Afghan Air Force. The U.S. Air Force has a less than favorable record of implementing programs with the Afghan Air Force - so this oversight is probably needed. See a letter form SIGAR requesting more information from General Austin (CENTCOM Commander) and General Campbell (COMISAF).

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