SIGAR: Afghanistan Black Hawk program at risk of pilot, personnel shortage

By Sara Sirota / February 5, 2019 at 3:06 PM
The Pentagon's effort to modernize the Afghan Air Force with UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters may lack trained pilots and maintenance personnel to operate the new aircraft, according to a bi-annual report submitted to Congress. "Based on the current UH-60 delivery schedule, it is unlikely that there will be enough pilots trained before all the 159 UH-60s are delivered," Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko wrote in the January report . The Pentagon's plan to field 159 UH-60 helicopters...

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