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Republic of Angola (Republica de Angola)

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Angolan Armed Forces (Forcas Armadas Angolanas, FAA): Army, Navy (Marinha de Guerra Angola, MGA), Angolan National Air Force (Forca Aerea Nacional Angolana, FANA) Active 107,000 personnel (Army 100,000 Navy 1,000 Air 6,000) Paramilitary 10,000

NATIONAL AIR FORCE OF ANGOLA • Força Aérea Nacional Angolana (FANA)
Angolan Air Force 6,000 Personnel.

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type
(incl Air Defence units)

AIRCRAFT 138 combat capable. Total 287 Aircrafts.

Multi-role Fighter 1 sqn with 18 Ftr ac:
14 Sukhoi Su-27S Flanker-B (5 from Belarus);
4 Sukhoi Su-27UB Flanker-C*;

Air Defence (Interceptor)
1 sqn with 19 Ftr ac
18 Mik-Gur. MiG-23ML Flogger-G;
1 Mik-Gur. MiG-23UB Flogger-C*

Interceptor & Fighter Ground Attack 1 sqn with 40 Ftr/FGA ac:
20 Mik-Gur. MiG-21bis Fishbed-L;
12 Mik-Gur. MiG-21MF Fishbed;
4 Mik-Gur. MiG-21F-13 Fishbed-C;
4 Mik-Gur. MiG-21U Mongol-A*;

Fighter Ground Attack 4 sqns with 46 FGA ac:
1 sqn with 12 Sukhoi Su-24MK Fencer-D ;
1 sqn with 10 Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot-A; 2 Su-25UBK Frogfoot-B*;
1 sqn with 10 Sukhoi Su-22M-4 Fitter-K; 4 Su-22UM-3K Fitter-G*;
1 sqn with 8 Mik-Gur. MiG-23BN Flogger-H (in storage);

Light Attack & Advanced Flying Training 1 sqn with 15 Lt Atk/Trg ac:
2 Aero Vodochody L-39ZA Albatros;
5 Embraer EMB-312 (A-29) Tucano;
4 Pilatus PC-9;
4 Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer

Maritime Patrol 1 sqn with 10 MP ac:
1 Fokker F-27-400MPA Maritime ;
2 Embraer EMB-110P1A Bandeirante ;
2 Embraer EMB-111 Bandeirulha;
5 CASA C-212M Aviocar;

Reconnaissance
& Patrol sqn with 8+ Recce ac:
8 Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer
6 Embraer EMB-314B Super Tucano (Ordered)

Government VIP Flight 2 sqn with 21 VIP Tpt ac:
1 Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy 600 (VIP);
1 Boeing 707-321B;
1 Boeing 727-100;
1 Tupolev Tu-134A, Crusty;
1 Fokker F-27- 100 Friendship;
8 Antonov An-26 Curl;
2 Beech King Air 200;
2 Reims-Cessna 172 Skyhawk; 
1 Yakovlev Yak-40FG Codling;
3 Short Skyvan 3 (Airline)

Heavy Transport 1 sqn with 10 Tpt ac:
1 Boeing 707-300;
6 Lockheed Martin C-130K Hercules;
3 Lockheed L-100-20 Hercules

Tactical Transport 1 sqn with 55 Tpt ac:
2 CASA C-212-300 Aviocar;
6 CASA C-212-200 Aviocar;
3 Antonov An-74 Madcap;
8 Antonov An-72 Coaler;
3 Antonov An-32 Cline;
12 Antonov An-26 Curl;
2 Antonov An-24 Coke;
1 Antonov An-12BK Cub-A;
2 Antonov An-12BP Cub-A;
1 Turbo Commander 690A;
6 Britten Norman BN-2A-21 Islander;
10 Antonov An-2 Colt

Liaison & Light Transport  sqn with 9 Liaison/Tpt ac:
2 Antonov An-28 Cash;
1 Dornier Do 228;
1 Dornier Do 28D Skyservant;
5 Dornier Do 27;

Advanced Flying Training 1 sqn with 31 Trg ac:
6 Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin;
8 Mik-Gur. MiG-15UTI Midget;
11 Yakovlev Yak-11 Moose;
6 Pilatus PC-6B Turbo Porter;

Basic Flying Training 1 sqn with 5 Trg ac:
3 Reims-Cessna 172 Skyhawk; 
2 Zlin Z-142C

* Trainer Aircraft


HELICOPTER 32 combat capable. Total 96 Helicopters.

Anti-Armour Attack 2 sqns with 32 Atk hel:
10 Mil Mi-35P Hind-F
5 Mil Mi-25 Hind-E;
2 Mil Mi-24 Hind-D;
2 Aérospatiale SA-342M Gazelle (HOT)
5 Eurocopter AS-565AA Panther;
8 Eurocopter AS-565UA Panther;

Support 1 sqn with 36 Spt hel:
1 Eurocopter AS-532 Super Puma (VIP);
8 Mil Mi-17 Hip-H;
7 Mil Mi-8MTV Hip-E
20 Mil Mi-8T Hip-C

Utility & Liaison 1 sqn with 28 Utl/Liaison hel:
8 Agusta-Bell AB-212 Twin Huey (Bell 212);
8 Eurocopter SA-365M Dauphin 2;
10 Romanian Aérospatiale IAR-316 (SA-316) Alouette III (incl trg);
2 Aérospatiale SA-315 Alouette II


MISSILES
  ASM AS-9 Kyle; AT-2 Swatter; HOT
  AAM AA-2 Atoll; AA-6 Acrid; AA-7 Apex; AA-8 Aphid

 
Angolan Air Force Air Defence Systems
AD • SAM 122 AD Systems
SP 70:
10 SA-13 Gopher; 25 SA-6 Gainful; 15 SA-8 Gecko; 20 SA-9 Gaskin
TOWED 52:
40 SA-2 Guideline; 12 SA-3 Goa


FACILITIES
  Angolan Air Force Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Luanda

  Angolan National Air Force and Air Defence Bases (Current Order of Battle):
  Kuito, Mocamedes, Menongue, Luanda-Belas, Luena, Huambo, Lubango, Luena, Mavinga,  Xangongo

Kuito
Air Base:
25° Regimento de Aviacao de Caca
13° Esquadrao de Caca – Su-27; Su-27UB   
12° Esquadrao de Caca – MiG-23ML; MiG-23UB   
11° Esquadrao de Caca – MiG-21bis; MiG-21M; MiG-21F-13; MiG-21U

Mocamedes
Air Base:
26° Regimento de Aviacao de Caca        
14° Esquadrao de Caca – Su-24MK
16° Esquadrao de Caca – Su-25K; Su-25UBK
15° Esquadrao de Caca – Su-22M-4K; Su-22UM-3K

Menongue
Air Base:
24° Regimento de Treinamento
8° Esquadrao de Treinamento – L-39ZA; EMB-312; PC-9; PC-7
9° Esquadrao de Treinamento – L-29 Delfin; MiG-15UTI; Yak-11; PC-6B;    
10° Esquadrao de Treinamento – Cessna 172; Z-142C

Luanda-4 de Fevereiro
Air Base: 
23° Regimento de Transporte Aereo
5° Esquadrao de Transporte Ligeiro – An-2/12/24/26/28/32/72/74, F-27, C-212-300/200, BN-2A-21, Turbo Commander; Do 27/28C/228;   
6° Esquadrao de Transporte – C-130K/L-100-20, Boeing 707
7° Esquadrao de Transporte – Boeing 707

Luena
Air Base:
21° Regimento do Helicópteros do Transporte
1° Esquadrao do Helicópteros – SA-315; IAR-316, SA-342M, AB-212; SA-365M
2° Esquadrao do Helicópteros – Mi-8; Mi-17; AS-532
   
Huambo Air Base:
22° Regimento do Helicópteros de Combate
3° Esquadrao do Helicópteros – Mi-25/35; AS-565AA/UA; SA-342M    
4° Esquadrao do Helicópteros – Mi-24/25/35


Note: Angola has 31 airports with paved runways (over 3,047 m: 5 2,438 to 3,047 m: 9 1,524 to 2,437 m: 13 914 to 1,523 m: 4), and 162 airports with unpaved runways (over 3,047 m: 2 2,438 to 3,047 m: 4 1,524 to 2,437 m: 31 914 to 1,523 m: 78 under 914 m: 47)

 
MI-8 Hip-C Forca Aerea Popular de Angola
Angolan An-26 Curl
Angolan Su-25K Frogfoot-A
Angolan Su-24MK Fencer-D 
Angolan MiG-17F Fresco-C
Angola AF
Scheme
Angolan Su-27 Flanker-B


   Angola AF News:

U.S. - African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 concludes

• U.S. - African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 concludes  (4/1/2014)

Angola receives Super Tucanos

• Angola receives Super Tucanos  (2/1/2013)

Angolan Air Force buys six Super Tucano fighters

• Angolan Air Force buys six Super Tucano fighters  (4/4/2012)


• Angolan Air Force Su-22 Fighter jet crashes in southwest Angola, killing 1  (9/16/2011)

• Angola: Huambo air force plane crash kills generals  (9/15/2011)

• Angolan Air Force Copter Crashes, Killing One  (8/14/2011)


 

 



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