The Afghan Air Force has successfully completed its first airdrop mission using a C-27 Spartan aircraft in Kalat, Afghanistan.

The airdrop was a final check to verify the C-27’s capabilities in performing these missions.

Afghan Air Force 538th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron commander Lt. Col. James Piel said the C-27 is a capable aircraft that meets the necessities of the missions in Afghanistan.

Afghan crews and pilots will use the aircraft to perform a wide range of missions necessitated by the Afghan government and assist in the war.