Maj. Caleb Nimmo, an Air Force advisor to the Afghan National Army Air Corps, has become the first US pilot to fly a Russian-built Mi-35 attack helicopter in combat, according to a NATO Training Mission Afghanistan release May 16. Details of this mission were not provided. Nimmo is assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing Combined Air Power Transition Force in Kabul where he supporters the ANAAC’s 377th Rotary Wing Squadron, along with advisors from the Czech Republic and Hungary. “The Afghans are very skilled pilots and they teach me things all the time,” said Nimmo, who has experience flying UH-1 Huey helicopters, T-6 trainers, and MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor airplanes. The Air Force now uses the Mi-35, dubbed the Hind, as an aggressor aircraft in Red Flag exercises at Nellis, AFB, Nev.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…