2017 Air Power Capability Demonstration

By Sgt Ally Rakoma
Photos by Mr Witney Rasaka

The Military strategic objectives of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) require a force design capability to defend the country against conventional onslaughts, promote regional peace and stability and to provide support for the people of South Africa.

On Thursday, 01 June 2017, the South African Air Force (SAAF) held its annual Air Capability Demonstration at the Roodewal weapons range in Limpopo, which for the first time featured the Super Lynx maritime helicopter, the Africa Truck and a Ratel.

The Chief of the SA Air Force, Lt Gen Zimpande Msimang, said that Air Power has always played a significant role in our military strategy and is an indispensable component of the protection of national security and national interest.

The annual exercise includes joint training, joint and autonomous force preparation and the test and evaluation of aspects of air power doctrine.


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