This Mi-17 of Valan was first noted at Kandahar early '10, for several years it operated in Afgh. under a contract with Aircraft Charter Solutions (UAE) in support of the US Gvmt. ACS provided airlift support for Afgh. security forces, in the mid-tens out of Mazar-i-Sharif. The Mi-17 was written off on 24 Nov'15 when was hit by a Taliban rocket over Faryab. The helo caught fire and made a forced landing in Pashtun Kot district, 1 of 3 crew and 2 of 18 Afghan soldiers on board were killed, 18 survivors were taken hostage by the Taliban. The Mi-17 was canx from register between 11 Mar'16 and 30 Sep'16.
Some Blackhawks are marked with a Red Cross, making clear that hostile fire is no appreciated into the direction of this flying ambulance. This Blackhawk was on alert at the tiny airfield of Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.
Where there is war... the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is present. They fly a massive mixed fleet of leased aircraft, often South African registered. This Beech 1900 is one of them, clearly marked with a red cross, so no opposing forces with bad intentions could mix up this aircraft with a military aircraft. In that way, one hopes that the ICRC aircraft will not be shot by surface-to-air fires.
The Dutch government needed additional transport capability for their troops during their long-lasting deployment to Afghanistan. So they leased this specially modified Dash 7 from the Canadian company Voyageur Airways. The aircraft was modified with self protection measures (chaff, flare, radar warning receivers) so it could transport personnel and freight more safely between the Dutch deployment locations over the war-torn Afghanistan.
This former AH-64A (serial 86-08941) was thoroughly modified into AH-64D. Because of the massive modification, a new serial was applied. The attack helicopter is seen here after it returned from a combat mission over Uruzgan (Afghanistan) were it gave armed support to two CH-47F Chinooks.