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    South African Air Force





    Del'd: 50 - 1989 to present





    Helicopters

    • 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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    News


    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.




    Units


    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


    Platform


    Classes
    AO Drakensberg class
    AW Agulhas (2012) class




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