The Islamic Emirate's Ministry of Defense said that maintenance teams of the Afghan air force have so far repaired more than sixty helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft that were rendered unusable by technical issues.
“More than sixty different aircraft have been repaired by the engineering and technical team of the Air Force Command,” said Enayatullah Khwarazmi, spokesman for the Ministry.
According to the Ministry of Defense's spokesman, among sixty repaired aircraft, three transport aircraft (Two An-32s and one An-26) have also been repaired and are now ready to fly.
"Through the efforts of the engineering and technical team, two military An-32s and one An-26 transport aircraft have been repaired and are ready for service," Khwarazmi said.
Military analysts said that the professional personnel of the previous government should be employed in order to make the most use of these helicopters.
"Considering the situation, the development that has occurred in the Ministry of Defense is excellent. We hope that the other developments will advance more successfully and positively,” said Hekmatullah Hekmat, a military expert.
"If the Taliban wants to use these helicopters, they should recruit the former government personnel, especially skilled and technical ones,” said Asadullah Nadim, another military expert.
According to the Ministry of Defense, work is still being done to repair the damaged helicopters and aircraft.
Earlier, the Islamic Emirate said that following the fall of the previous administration, the military of the former government transferred more than forty Afghan helicopters to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
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