Twelve aircraft started to been delivered from 1999. One lost by hard landing in 2005
Eleven aircraft were upgraded to the Block 1F upgraded Rooivalk standard from 2011.
In 2013, three of them have been deployed with the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) where they saw their first combat actions.
Two more upgraded Rooivalk delivered to SAAF, 14-Jun-12 : Two more Rooivalk helicopters have recently been handed over to the South African Air Force (SAAF). This brings the total of upgraded combat support helicopters that can be operationally deployed to eight – with the final three to be ready in the coming months.