Atlas Aircraft Oryx
south africa Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag

South African Air Force

Del'd: 50 - 1989 to present


  • Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag Oryx
  • Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag Oryx

Entered service to replace SA330 Puma and Super Frelon. Can be fitted with emergency flotation gear on the sponsons and nose. Around 35 refurbished from 2006 in order to remain in service up to 2020.

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South African Air Force Oryx Reaches 100,000 hours, 31-Oct-05 : The South African Air Force celebrated 100000 flying hours with its fleet of 39 Oryx helicopters.


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1998/    22 squadron AFB Ysterplaat
1993/    17 squadron AFB Swartkop
1989/    19 squadron AFB Hoedspruit
15 squadron AFB Durban
AFB Swartkop


AO Drakensberg class
AW Agulhas (2012) class

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