The US and NATO are working jointly to create a self-sufficient Afghan air force that will utilise 3,300 members and 48 aircraft of the Afghan National Army Air Corps.

The NATO Training Mission Afghanistan’s Combined Air Power Transition Force is working to create a professional, fully independent and operationally capable Afghan air force, through mentoring, training and assisting aviation units.

The NATO team includes 450 soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, contractors and NATO partners working in four locations around the country.

The project expects to expand air corps to 146 aircraft and 8,000 airmen including non-commissioned and commissioned officers.