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Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)

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Population: 13,902,972     Area: 274,200 sq km   Capital city: Ouagadougou   Internet hosts: 373 (2005)   Internet users: 53,200 (2005)   Internet country code: .bf
GDP : $5.405 billion (2005)     Military expenditures: $74.83 million (2005) -percent of GDP: 1.3% (2005)   Total Ac: 58     Combat Ac: 14    Airports: 33 (2005)
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Army, Air Force of Burkina Faso (Force Aerienne de Burkina Faso, FABF), National Gendarmerie

BURKINA FASO AIR FORCE Force Aérienne de Burkina Faso (FABF)
Air Force 600 Personnel.

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type


AIRCRAFT 7 combat capable. Total 10 Aircrafts.
  3 Ac Sqn with

Counter Insurgency
sqn with 7 Coin ac:
3 Embraer A-29B Super Tucano;
1 DBD Alpha Jet (in storage);
2 Mikoyan MiG-21bis PPL Fishbed-L (in storage)
1 Mikoyan MiG-17F Fresco-C (in storage)

Transport sqn with 6 Tpt ac :
1 Airtech CN-235-220M
1 Beechcraft Super King Air 200;
1 Avro HS.748-2A Andover;
1 Nord N-262C Frégate;
1 Aero Commander, Rockwell 500B;
1 Piper PA-34 Seneca;

Government VIP Flight 2 VIP Tpt ac:
1 Boeing 727-100 (VIP);
1 Piper Pa-31 Navajo Chieftain

Utility 2 Utl ac:
2 Douglas C-47 Dakota;

Liaison sqn with 3 Liaison ac:
1 Reims Cessna F337E Super Skymaster;
1 Reims Cessna F337D Skymaster;
1 Reims Cessna F172N Skyhawk

Advanced Training Trg units with Trg ac:
1 Mik-Gur. MiG-15UTI Midget (in storage)

Basic Training 1 Trg units with 5 Bsc Trg ac:
3 SIAI SF-260WP Warrior;
2 SIAI SF-260WL Warrior

Surveillance 2 Autogyro ac:
2 Xenon 2RST ECO (Gyroplane)

Agricultural Sprayer 1 As ac:
1 Air Tractor AT802 XT-MBB


HELICOPTER 2 Attack capable. Total 10 Helicopters.
  1 Hel Sqn with

Anti-Armour Attack sqns with 2 Atk hel:
2 Mil Mi-35 Hind-E

Support 4 Spt hel:
1 Eurocopter AS-350B2 Ecureuil;
3 Mil Mi-8 Hip-C
1 Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8MT) Hip-H
1 Enstrom 480 (with Government VIP Flight)

Utility 3 Utl hel:
1 Eurocopter SA 365N Dauphin II;
2 Aérospatiale SA-316B Alouette III;
1 Hughes 269


FACILITIES
  Burkina Faso Air Force Command (Commandement de la Force Aérienne): HQ Located at Ouagadougou

  Ouagadougou Air Base and
Airfield Organisation (Current Order of Battle):
  Combat Squadron (Escadrille de chasse) - A-29B, Alpha Jet
  Transport Squadron (Escadrille de Transport): CN-235, HS-748, N-262, Cessna F172/F337
  Helicopter Squadron (Escadrille d'Hélicoptères): Mi-8/17, AS-350, SA-316
  Training Squadron (Escadrille d'Entraînement): SF-260
   
Note: Burkina Faso has two airports with paved runways (over 3,047 m: 1 2,438 to 3,047 m: 1), and 22 airports with unpaved runways (1,524 to 2,437 m: 4 914 to 1,523 m: 12 under 914 m: 6)

 
Mi-8 Hip-C
Burkina Faso Mil Mi-8 Hip-C
Burkina Faso SF-260W/WL
Burkina Faso Mikoyan MiG-17F
Burkina Faso H.S.748
Burkina Faso Cessna 150
Burkina-Faso AF
Scheme
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   Burkina-Faso AF News:

Pirate Threat Grows Worse off West Africa

• Pirate Threat Grows Worse off West Africa  (5/3/2013)

The France Team's Burkina Army Light Aircraft Type Tetras CSL

• The France Team's Burkina Army Light Aircraft Type Tetras CSL  (10/25/2012)



 

 



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