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Radar, Flight Guidance Systems Operational at Bagram Airfield

The Afghan Civil Aviation Authority said that the radar and VSAT communication systems were reactivated at Bagram Airfield two days after US forces left the base and handed it over to Afghanistan’s army.

The authority said that the VSAT system was deactivated ahead of the withdrawal of the Resolute Support forces from the airfield, but it has been reactivated by Afghan engineers. 

The two systems, the authority said, will be used for flight guidance in landings and take-offs at the airfield and at Kabul airport. 

The US military left Bagram Airfield on Friday and handed it over to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. 

The airfield, located 69 kilometers north of Kabul in the central province of Parwan, saw more than 100,000 US troops pass through its facilities. 

Ahead of the US withdrawal, hundreds of pieces of equipment and vehicles were scrapped by the US military.

Those who purchased the material said the scrap is worth millions of dollars. 

The Afghan government said that the equipment handed over to Afghan forces is worth $1 billion.

Bagram Airfield was the biggest airbase of the US military in Afghanistan over the last 20 years. US forces started withdrawing forces from the country on May 1, a process that is expected to be completed earlier than the given deadline of Sept. 11.

Radar, Flight Guidance Systems Operational at Bagram Airfield

The two systems will be used for flight guidance in landings and take-offs at the airfield and at Kabul airport.

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The Afghan Civil Aviation Authority said that the radar and VSAT communication systems were reactivated at Bagram Airfield two days after US forces left the base and handed it over to Afghanistan’s army.

The authority said that the VSAT system was deactivated ahead of the withdrawal of the Resolute Support forces from the airfield, but it has been reactivated by Afghan engineers. 

The two systems, the authority said, will be used for flight guidance in landings and take-offs at the airfield and at Kabul airport. 

The US military left Bagram Airfield on Friday and handed it over to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. 

The airfield, located 69 kilometers north of Kabul in the central province of Parwan, saw more than 100,000 US troops pass through its facilities. 

Ahead of the US withdrawal, hundreds of pieces of equipment and vehicles were scrapped by the US military.

Those who purchased the material said the scrap is worth millions of dollars. 

The Afghan government said that the equipment handed over to Afghan forces is worth $1 billion.

Bagram Airfield was the biggest airbase of the US military in Afghanistan over the last 20 years. US forces started withdrawing forces from the country on May 1, a process that is expected to be completed earlier than the given deadline of Sept. 11.

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