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South African Air Force Equipment

Modernization

Aircraft Inventory
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2012 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel ,000 - - - - - - - - - -
Active -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Reserve -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Attack 500000
Buccaneer S-505---------------
Fighter, Ground-Attack130115482412-
3rd Generation .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Cheetah E---11------------
Mirage F-1AZ2929------------
Mirage II EZ9---------------
2nd Generation .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Impala I/II9275482412---
Fighter, Air Superiority43~38262128
4th Generation .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Gripen------------ 9 28
3rd Generation .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Cheetah C/D13~382612---
Mirage F-1CZ1411------------
Mirage III CZ14---------------
Mirage III BZ2---------------
Reconnaissance700000
Mirage III RZ4---------------
Mirage R2Z3---------------
Electronic Warfare445333
Boeing 707-320 (ELINT/tkr)445333
Maritime Reconnaissance8139101010
C-47886666
CASA-212---54444
Anti-Submarine6~~~~~
SA-3166~~~~~
Transports475642373737
Medium.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
C-1307712999
C-4719195555
DC-44---------------
Light.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
AM-3C34---------------
C-4M24---------------
Cessna 185102411131313
C-160Z9---------------
CASA-235------1111
King Air 200---23333
King Air 300------1111
Cessna 208 Caravan---2013111111
PC-12------1111
Citation II---22222
Falcon 50---22222
Falcon 900---11111
Passenger .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Boeing 737 Business Jet------1111
HS-12573------------
Viscount 7811---------------
Aircraft, Training27125558575757
Jet - Advanced .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Hawk------------ 24 24
Cheetah1414------------
Jet - Intermediate .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Impala I/II115114------------
Piston .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
C-4712121---------
T-6G Harvard IIA/III13055------------
PC-7---6057575757

Helicopter

1201369175 101 75 .. .. .. ..
Attack .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
CSH-2 Rooivalk------7121112
Light / Utility .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
A109 LUH------------ 30 30
SA-316/-31957633015------
SA-330 Oryx6363444039 25
BK117---1010888
Helicopters, Training37373016 --- ---
SE-313030---------------
SA-316/-319 / SA-330737*3012 --- ---
Oryx---------4 -- --

Missiles

Air-To-Surface Missiles
AS-11/-20/-30~~------------
Raptor------~~~~
ZT-3------~~~~
Mokopa ZT-6------~~~~
Mupsow------~~~~
Air-To-Air Missiles
R-530~~------------
R-550 Magic~~------------
AIM-9 Sidewinder~~------------
Kukri V-3~~------------
V-3C Darter---~~~~~
V4------~~~~
UAV
Seeker------3333


These Cheetah C/D aircraft were assigned to a ground-attack role and redesignated "E". After 1995, all Cheetah aircraft were redesignated to the C/D air superiority variant.

All Cheetah aircraft were moved from training and ground attack roles to the air superiority role and redesignated C/D.

Indicates equipment is in storage.

After 1995 all Cheetah aircraft were redesignated to the C/D air superiority variant.

After 1990 all ASW SA-316 were lumped into the SA-316 helicopter category.

These aircraft were modified, redesignated SA-316, and placed in a training role.

* This number includes modified SE-3130s that have been redesignated SA-316.



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