Since 2002, the United States has helped develop and support the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces by providing equipment, among other efforts. Afghan forces use the equipment to fight insurgents and terrorists who threaten Afghanistan’s stability. We found that key U.S.-funded equipment includes:
600,000 weapons, such as rifles;
163,000 tactical and nontactical radios;
76,000 vehicles, such as Humvees;
30,000 equipment items for disposing of explosives, such as bomb disposal robots;
16,000 equipment items for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, such as unmanned surveillance drones; and
208 aircraft, such as helicopters.
Examples of Key U.S.-Funded Equipment for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces
Four photos: Afghan soldiers with rifles; soldier with bomb disposal robot; Humvee; and helicopter.