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Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (ye-Ītyōppyā Fēdēralāwī Dīmōkrāsīyāwī Rīpeblīk)

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Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF): Ground Forces, Ethiopian Air Force (ETAF) Active 138,000 Personnel (Army 135,000 Air 3,000)
Note: Ethiopia is landlocked and has no navy; following the secession of Eritrea (1993), Ethiopian naval facilities remained in Eritrean possession


ETHIOPIAN AIR FORCE (EAF) • Ye Ithopya Ayer Hayl
Air Force 3,000 personnel.
 
Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

AIRCRAFT 60 combat capable. Total 93 Aircraft.

Air Defence (Interceptor) 2 sqns with 36 Ftr ac:
11 Sukhoi Su-27SK Flanker-B;
3 Sukhoi Su-27S/P Flanker-B;
4 Sukhoi Su-27UBK Flanker-C;
15 Mik-Gur. MiG-21MF Fishbed-J
3 Mik-Gur. MiG-21US Mongol-B

Fighter Ground Attack 2 sqns with 24 FGA ac:
8 Mik-Gur. MiG-23BN Flogger-F;
4 Mik-Gur. MiG-23UM Flogger-C;
8 Sukhoi Su-25TK Frogfoot-B;
2 Sukhoi Su-25UB Frogfoot-B*;
2 Mik-Gur. MiG-17F Fresco-C

Government Flight Transport (VIP) 4 Tpt ac:
1 Yakovlev YAK-40 Codling (VIP)
3 SIAI SM-205

Transport 1 sqn with 20 Tpt ac:
2 Lockheed C-130B Hercules;
1 Lockheed Martin L-100-30 Hercules;
1 Antonov An-32 Cline;
2 Antonov An-26 Curl;
1 Antonov An-24 Coke;
9 Antonov An-12BP Cub-A;
1 De Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo ;
2 Harbin Y-12 Panda ;
1 Yakovlev Yak-40 Codling

Training and Liaison 1 sqns with 19 Trg ac:
13 Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros;
4 SIAI Aermacchi SF-260TP;
1 SIAI-Marchetti S-208M
1 Cessna T-41 Mescalero

• HELICOPTER
20 Armed capable. Total 59 Helicopters

Anti-Armour Attack 1 sqn with 18 Atk Hel:
3 Mil Mi-35 Hind-F;
15 Mil Mi-24 Hind;

Antisubmarine 2 ASW Hel:
2 Mil Mi-14PL Haze-A

Transport 1 sqns with 21 Spt hel:
20 Mil Mi-17 Hip-H (Mi-8MT)/ Mi-8T Hip-C;
1 Aérospatiale SA-330H Puma

Utility 18 Utl hel:
10 Mil Mi-6 Hook;
8 Aérospatiale SA-316A Alouette III
5 AgustaBell AB-204B Iroquois

Special missions gyrocopter
2 AutoGyro MT-03 MTO Sport (surveillance)


MISSILES
  ASM
AT-3 Sagger
  AAM • BVRAAM ? AA-11 Adder (R-77); 80 R-27/AA-10 Alamo (for Su-27)
  • SRAAM 96 R-73/AA-11 Archer (for Su-27); 300 R-13S/AA-2 Atoll (For MiG-21); 60 AIM-9B Sidewinder-1A (for F-5A);

* Trainer Aircraft


FACILITIES
  Ethiopian Air Force Main Headquarters:
  HQ Located at Addis Abeba

   
  EAF Airfields and Airbases Organisation (Current Order of Battle):
   
Addis-Abeba / Dire Dawa Air Base
  1st Squadron: C-130B, An-12BP/26, Yak-40, S-205/208, SA-330H
  2nd Squadron: Mi-8/17/24/35

Debre Zeit Air Base

  1st Wing - 1st Squadron: Su-27/UB
  2nd Wing -1st Squadron: Su-25
  3rd Wing - 1st Squadron: MiG-23BN/UB
               
Bishoftou Air Base
  3rd Wing - 2nd Squadron: MiG-21MF/US

Lideta Air Base -  Air Force Academy        
  1st Squadron: SF-260TP   
  2nd Squadron: L-39C

Note:
Ethiopia has 17 airports with paved runways (over 3,047 m: 3 2,438 to 3,047 m: 8 1,524 to 2,437 m: 4 914 to 1,523 m: 1 under 914 m:), and 44 airports with unpaved runways

 
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   Ethiopia AF News:

Russia offering Su-30s to Ethiopia

• Russia offering Su-30s to Ethiopia  (7/3/2013)



 

 



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