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Exploring the air bases of the South African Air Force

Thursday, June 13, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Talal Husseini  |  June 13, 2019  |  Air Force Technology

 

The South African Air Force owns a number of air force bases across the country, which provide key aerial services including military transport, maritime exercises, search and rescue, and combat training.

There are nine official air force bases (AFB) in South Africa that have been established since the South African Air Force (SAAF) was founded almost a century ago. SAAF squadrons have fought in several conflicts, including World War II, the Korean War, and in Africa the Namibian War of Independence and the South West Africa/Angola Border War.

Despite being crippled by budgetary restrictions following three periods of recession in 1992, 2003, and 2008, the SAAF perseveres with a permanent staff of around 10,000 active personnel and more than 200 aircraft. READ MORE...


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