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Kingdom of Cambodia Reacheanachak Kampuchea (Preahreacheanachakr Kampuchea)

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Royal Cambodian Armed Forces: Royal Cambodian Army, Royal Khmer Navy, Royal Cambodian Air Force (Active 124,300 Personnel. (Army 75,000 Navy 2,800 Air 1,500; Provincial Forces 45,000) Paramilitary 67,000) Note: Terms of service conscription authorised but not implemented since 1993. 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory and voluntary military service.


ROYAL CAMBODIAN AIR FORCE (RCAIF) Force Aérienne Royale Cambodge (Toap Akas Khemarak Phoumin)

Air Force 1,500 personnel.


Forces by Role & Equipment by Type


AIRCRAFT 24 combat capable. Total 35 Aircraft.


Interceptors 1 sqn with 14 Ftr Ac:

14 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis Fishbed-L&N;

3 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 21UM Mongol-B* (up to 9 to be upgraded by IAI: 2 returned but status unclear)


Reconnaissance 1 sqn with 5 Recce Ac:

5 Tecnam P-92 Echo (pilot trg/recce);


Utility 2 Utl ac:

2 Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander;


Transport 1 sqn with 5 Tpt Ac:

1 Antonov An-26B Curl;

2 Harbin Y12-II Turbo Panda (operated by Air Cambodia)

2 Xian MA-60 (2012 delivered from China)        


Training and Liaison 1 sqn with 6 Trg Ac:

5 Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros* (lead-in trg);

1 Socata TB-10 Tobago


* Training Aircraft



HELICOPTER 14 Armed capable. Total 34 Helicopters.


Anti-Armour Attack 1 sqn with 14 Atk Hel:

10 Mil Mi-24 Hind-D;

4 Harbin Z-9 (Aérospatiale AS-565 Panther; 2013 delivered from China. armed versions)


Utility 10 Utl Hel:

8 Harbin Z-9 (Aérospatiale AS-365/AS-565 Panther; 2013 delivered from China)

1 Bell UH-1H Huey (Iroquois);

1 Aérospatiale AS-350B Ecureuil;


Support 1 sqns with 10 Spt (Tpt) hel:

2 Mil Mi-26 Halo;

1 Mil Mi-8P Hip-K (VIP);

3 Mil MI-17 Hip-H (Mi-8MT)

4 Mil Mi-8 Hip-C;



  AAM 126 R-13S/AA-2S Atoll SRAAM (1986 delivered from Soviet Union. For MiG-21bis)



 1 P-12/Spoon Rest Air search radar (1964 delivered from Soviet Union. Designation uncertain; aid)



  Royal Cambodian Air Force Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Phnom Penh.

  RCAF Airfields and Airbases Organization (Current Order of Battle):


  Pochentong / Phnom Penh (VDPP) Air Base:
  Fighter Squadron: MiG-21bis, MiG-21UM, L-39C

  Transport Squadron: An-24RV, Y-12-II
  Helicopter Squadron: Mi-26T, Mi-17, Mi-8,
UH-1H, Z-9
  Reconnaissance Squadron: P-92 Echo

  Note: Air Force with VIP Transport 1 sqn (Councel of Ministry VIP squadron) with 7 VIP Tpt Aircrafts, 8+ VIP Tpt Helicopters


Note: Cambodia has 6 airports with paved runways (2,438 to 3,047 m: 3 1,524 to 2,437 m: 2 914 to 1,523 m: 1), and 5 airports with unpaved runways (1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 9 under 914 m: 1), and one heliport.

Cambodia AF

   Cambodia AF News:

China to train Cambodian army

• China to train Cambodian army  (25.1.2013)


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