Alenia North America has delivered the fifth of 18 Afghanistan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC) C-27/G.222 aircraft to the US Air Force.

The USAF immediately deployed the modernised airlifter to Kabul, Afghanistan, to join the four aircraft already delivered.

The C-27/G.222 is in service with the combined air power transition force (CAPTF) and the ANAAC.

It will support the ANAAC and provide humanitarian aid and security in the war-torn country.

Under a contract signed with the USAF, Alenia began delivery of the aircraft in September 2009 and will deliver the remaining aircraft before the end of 2011.

The 18 modernised ANAAC aircraft will be used by the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan.