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  1. Afghan Military By Antony and Lauren

  2. Afghan Air Force • History: • Began in 1924 • By 1960 the AAF consisted of 100 combat aircraft • The AAF was strongest in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, producing some concern in neighboring countries • Future training will take place at Shindand Air Base in Western Afghanistan • In the 1960’s and the 1990’s the Afghan Military in general received weapons from the Soviet Union

  3. Manpower and Expenditures • Manpower fit for military service: • Males age 16-49: 4,050,222 • Females age 16-49: 3,797,087 • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: • Male: 392,116 • Female: 370,295

  4. Dragunov Sniper Rifle RPG Rocket

  5. Afghan National Army • The main branch of the military • Responsible for land-based areas • 300,000 troops active • Traces back to the early 18th century • Assembled by NATO states

  6. Common Weapons Used • Makarov Pistol • AK-47 • Dragunov Sniper Rifle • M203 Grenade Launcher

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