As one tipster jokingly said, here’s what the Afghan air force was going to do with those Super Tucanos that the U.S. Air Force was going to give to the Afghans.
From the Wall Sreet. Journal:
KABUL—The U.S. is investigating allegations that some officials in the Afghan Air Force, which was established largely with American funds, have been using aircraft to ferry narcotics and illegal weapons around the country, American officials told The Wall Street Journal.
Two probes of the Afghan Air Force, or AAF, are under way—one led by the U.S. military coalition and another by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, officials said.
Maybe that’s why the light attack contract was cancelled. (Ok, not really.)
Is anyone really that surprised to find that the Afghan military is running drugs? Wait a second, where else have I heard of an air force smuggling drugs in cargo planes?
And yes, that’s an Afghan air force C-27A in the pic above.