Country: South Africa
Latitude: 23° 9' 10" S Longitude: 29° 42' 17" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
Former Louis Trichard , currently Makhado airbase is the most northern airbase near (appx 100 kms) Zimbabwe.
Fighterbase operating Saab Gripen C/D http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/JAS-39_Gripen_SAAF_%28DanieVDM%29.jpg
South Africa was the first foreign country ordering 26 Gripen fighters (delivery completed in 2012). These multirole aircraft are being used for air defence, surface attack, reccce as well as operational conversation training.
Units on base:
- 2 Intercept Sq (Gripen CD)
- 85 Combat Flight School (Hawk Mk120) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/Hawk_120_LIFT.jpg
- 102 Reserve Sq
- 3 Air Suppt Unit
- 515 Security Sq
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