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AIR Swartkop

Last modified: 14 Aug 2019

Country: South Africa    Region: Gauteng

Locale: Pretoria

Latitude: 25° 48' 35" S     Longitude: 28° 9' 42" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


Swartkop airbase
- SAAF Museum

- SAAF Airdefence Airspace Control Unit provides airdefence and air traffic control

- Air Force Mobile Deployment Wing (AFMDW)
-- 140 Sq with deployable AR3D longrnge airdefence radar and mobile radar control post
-- 142 Sq with mobile Plessey Tac Mobile Radar (TMR)
-- 18 Deployment Support Unit, provides logistic support for all SA Air Force operations and deployments
-- 4 Air Servicing Unit, maintenance and support functions
-- 500 Sq, provides rapid reaction task force, a VIP Protection capability and other specialised security services
-- 501 Sq,provides Force Protection to the AFMDW
-- 92 Tactical Airfield Unit, provides minimum flight ops facilities at any airstrip
-- Mobile Communications Unit

- 17 Airlift Sq with
Denel Oryx
Agusta 109
- 104 Sq (air patrol)

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