Saturday, 08 January 2011 19:53
Northern Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) has decided to deploy AWACS radar planes to Afghanistan to control aerial missions against the insurgents.
Nato military officials believe that Airborne Warning and Control System Planes (AWACS) would greatly help in troops' air strikes to target militants.
The AWACS planes are believed to begin operation in Afghanistan in mid-January.
Officials in Afghan Ministry of Defence said the planes would be part of war technologies that could make it easy to target militants.
"2011 is an important year, because it is the beginning of security transition to Afghans. So this importance has made the foreign troops make use of some technologies in the war," Defence Ministry Spokesperson, General Zaher Azimi, told TOLOnews.
Analysts said AWACS radar plane is a state of the art war plane that could further help to make the conflict wind down quickly.
The planes were planned to be deployed to Afghanistan in June, 2009 but it was delayed due to difficulties in securing the right to fly over some countries.