DynCorp International team members working in support of the Counter Narco-Terrorism Program (CNTP) are helping train military officers in Afghanistan on Mi-17 aircraft. Through a 90-day engine and body training course, Afghan personnel are learning about general maintenance on the military helicopters.
Recently Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), General Joseph Dunford Jr. paid one of the classes a visit. General Dunford observed the class, asked students about the training and even presented a coin to the top student.
A Dynamic Training Course
After completing the training course, students will be able to identify the general characteristics of the Mi-17, inspect a number of parts for proper condition including the fuselage, tail boom, cargo compartment, landing gear struts, brakes, tires, rotors, transmission gear boxes and shafts and helicopter equipment. In addition, course graduates will be able to perform service on a variety of aircraft parts, operational checkouts, flight control system checks and understand power plant principles of operations.
Counter Narco-Terrorism Program
DI serves as a subcontractor to Northrop Grumman on the Counter-Narcoterrorism Global Support (CNGS) program, which is under an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, helping to rebuild army aviation in Afghanistan.
In this particular task order, DI supports the Afghan Ministry of Defense with aviation training and transportation for the army and the Afghan Ministry of Interior with aviation training and transportation for the police.
DI team members also provide aviation training, operations, maintenance, and logistical support at Kabul Afghanistan International Airport for Afghan military and Ministry of Interior forces. DI also supports the Combined Air Power Transition Force-Afghanistan with Mi-17 aircraft training for the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior’s counter-narcotics air squadron and supports the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, assessing and rebuilding Afghanistan’s army air corps, providing aircraft maintenance, logistics support, and training.