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Botswana Defense Force (BDF): Ground Forces Command, Air Arm Command, Logistics Command. Active 9,000 personnel (Army 8,500 Air 500) Paramilitary 1,500 personnel

BOTSWANA DEFENCE FORCE AIR WING (BDAF)

Air Wing 500 personnel

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type


AIRCRAFT 20 Combat capable. Total 45 Aircrafts.


Air Defence (Interceptor) & Fighter Ground Attack
2 sqn with 15 Ftr/FGA ac:

9 Canadair BF-5A Freedom Fighter;
5 Canadair BF-5D Tiger II

Transport & Reconnaissance 1 sqn with 5 Tpt/Recce ac:

5 Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster 

Tactical Transport 1 sqn with 7 Tac Tpt ac:

3 Lockheed C-130B Hercules;
2 Airtech (Nur) CN-235M;
2 CASA 212-300 Aviocar;

Light Transport 2 sqn with 10 Lt Tpt ac:

8 Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander;
2 Britten-Norman BN-2B Defender*;

VIP Flight Transport 1 sqn with 4 VIP Tpt ac:

1 Beech 200 Super King Air ;
1 BD-700 Global Express;
1 Grumman Gulfstream IV;
1 Dornier Do-328-110

Training 1 sqn with 12 Trg ac:

6 Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer Mk.1; (+5 PC-7 Mk.2 on order)
6 Cessna A152 Aerobat;
? Streak Shadow

HELICOPTER No combat capable. Total 15 Helicopters.

  (2 Hel mix sqn with)

Support 8 Spt hel:

3 Aerospatiale AS-350BA Ecureuil;
5 Aerospatiale AS-350B3 Ecureuil

Utility 7 Utl hel:

1 Bell 412EP Twin Huey (with VIP Flight Tpt sqn );
1 Bell 412EP Twin Huey;
5 Bell 412SP Twin Huey

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

• UAV • Reconnaissance 7 Recce UAV:
  4 Elbit Hermes 450 mini UAVs.
  3 IAI Silver Arrow 180 mini UAVs.

MISSILES

  AAM 20 Raytheon AIM-9M Sidewinder; 2-4 BAe LE\ALE-47.
  ASM 50 AGM-65G Maverick; 50 Paveway-I; 50 Zuni

RADAR

  9 Indra Radars.


FACILITIES

  BDF Air Wing Units Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Gaborone   

  BDAF Airfields and Airbases Organisation (Current Order of Battle):

  Thebephatshwa\Melopolole (FBTP) Air Base

  Z.1 Air Transport squadron: BN-2A
  Z.7 Training squadron:PC-7, Cessna A152
  Z.10 Air Transport squadron: C-130B, CN-235M-100, C212-300
  Z.21 Helicopter squadron: Bell 412SP, AS-350BA
  Z.23 Helicopter squadron: AS-350B3
  Z.28 FGA squadron: BF-5A/D

  Francistown (FBFT) Air Base

  Z.3 Recce / Air Transport squadron: O-2A
  Z.12 Air Transport squadron: BN-2A/B
  Z.18 FGA squadron: BF-5A/D

  Gaborone Sir Seretse Khama (FBSK) International Airport

  VIP Flight: G-IV, Be200, Do-328-110, BD-700, Bell 412EP

Note: Botswana has 9 airports with paved runways (2,438 to 3,047 m: 2 1,524 to 2,437 m: 6 914 to 1,523 m: 1 ) and 69 airports with unpaved runways (1,524 to 2,437 m: 4 914 to 1,523 m: 52 under 914 m: 13)

 
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Botswana BF-5A Freedom Fighter
Botswana BF-5D Freedom Fighter
Botswana BAC Strikemaster 83/87
Botswana Cessna 337 O-2 A  SuperSkymaster
Botswana SAL Bulldog 130
Botswana AF
Scheme
BostwanaBN- 2A-21 Defender / Islander


   Botswana AF News:

Botswana Police Orders Three AS-350B3e From Airbus

• Botswana Police Orders Three AS-350B3e From Airbus  (2/6/2015)

Handover of Botswana Defence Force PC-7MkII

• Handover of Botswana Defence Force PC-7MkII  (3/1/2013)

Ham Closes Southern Accord Praising U.S.-Botswana Partnership

• Ham Closes Southern Accord Praising U.S.-Botswana Partnership  (8/21/2012)


• Mogae' s Botswana Defence Force Gulfstream IV jet: MPs interve  (4/20/2012)

• Khamas monopolised Botswana Defence Force (BDF) tenders  (4/13/2012)

• Botswana Defence Force selects PC-7 MkII  (4/24/2011)


 

 



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