Afghan Air Force Conducts Second Field Training Exercise

28 October 2010 (Last Updated October 28th, 2010 18:30)

The Afghan Air Force's (AAF) Kandahar Air Wing (KAW) has successfully conducted its second field training exercise. During the FTX 11-01 scenario, KAW participated in two simulated indirect fire attacks on its base to test their ability to survive and operate during a mass casualty and

The Afghan Air Force’s (AAF) Kandahar Air Wing (KAW) has successfully conducted its second field training exercise.

During the FTX 11-01 scenario, KAW participated in two simulated indirect fire attacks on its base to test their ability to survive and operate during a mass casualty and an unexploded ordnance vignette.

Nato Air Training Command and Afghanistan Security Forces advisers used smoke grenades to simulate rocket detonations and inert training aids to simulate unexploded ordnance.

The exercise provided KAW, security forces, fire protection and medical personnel with an opportunity to improve their command and control.

The commander of Kandahar Air Field Joint Defence Operations Centre supported the KAW request for a Nato explosive ordnance detail to assist the Kandahar Air Wing.