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    SAAF - South African Air Force





    Helicopters

    Formed in 1920.

    News


    AW support contract for SAAF AW109LUH fleet, 21-Sep-12 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signing of a comprehensive service support contract for the South African Air Force’s fleet of AW109LUH helicopters.

    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.

    SAAF Museum acquires Puma and Rooivalk, 17-Feb-12 : By Dean Wingrin - The SAAF Museum has acquired two new exhibits that symbolise the technological prowess of the South African aeronautical industry in the late twentieth century.

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    List of Units

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    Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
        15 squadron1939 --
        16 squadron1968 --
        17 squadron1942 --
        19 squadron? --
        22 squadron1942 --
        30 squadron1981 --




    Bases and Locations

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    Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
       AFB Durban15 squadron 1981/   
       AFB Hoedspruit19 squadron
       AFB Swartkop17 squadron
       AFB Ysterplaat22 squadron 1964/   
       Bloemfontein16 squadron 1972/   


    Model Types

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    ModelDel'dFromTo
      AW A109LUH302004
      Denel AH-2 Rooivalk 121999
      MBB Bk117101994
      SNIA SA365 Dauphin 219941998
      atlas Oryx 501989
      Westland Scout119781990
      SNIA SA330 Puma7119691997
      SA SA321L Super Frelon1719671990
      Westland Wasp1619631990
      SNIA Alouette III11919622006
      SNIA Alouette II3019601973
      Sikorsky S-55 H-19419561968
      Sikorsky S-51 / R-5 / H-5319481968



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