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Zambian National Defense Force (ZNDF): Zambian Army, Zambian Air Force, National Service

ZAMBIAN AIR FORCE (ZAF) • Zambian Air Force and Air Defence Command
Air Force 1,600 personnel. Very low serviceability.

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

(incl AD units)

AIRCRAFT 45 combat capable. Total 104 Aircraft.

Multi role Fighter 1 sqn with 10 Multi role ac:
8 Mik-Gur. MiG-21MF Fishbed-J (upgraded in Israel to MiG-21-2000);
2 Mik-Gur. MiG-21US Mongol-A*;

Fighter Ground Attack 1 sqn with 10 FGA ac:  
8 Shenyang F-6 (MiG-19S Farmer);
2 Shenyang FT-6 (JJ-6)*;

Light Attack & Advanced Flying Training 1 sqn with 25 Lt Atk/Trg ac:
8 Hongdu K-8 (JL-8) Karakorum;
15 Aermacchi MB-326GB;
2 Soko J-1E (NJ-21) Jastreb;

Maritime Patrol
sqn with 4 Mp ac:
2 Cessna 337 Skymaster;

VIP Ttransport
1 fleet with 6 VIP Tpt ac:
1 Hawker Siddeley HS-748 Andover;  
2 Yakovlev Yak-40 Codling;
1 Canadair CL-601 Challenger;
1 Canadair CL-604 Challenger;
1 Beech King Air 90;

Ttransport 1 sqn with 24 Tpt ac:
Tactical Ttransport 1 sqn with 10 Tpt ac:
4 Antonov An-26 Curl;
2 Xi‘an MA60;
4 de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo;

Light Transport 1 sqn with 14 Lt Tpt ac:
4 Harbin Y-12-II Panda;
5 Harbin Y-12-IV Panda;
5 Dornier Do-28D Skyservant (Liaison);

Basic Flying Training 1 sqns with 26 Trg ac:
5 SIAI-Marchetti SF-260MZ(MX) Warrior;
5 SIAI-Marchetti SF-260TP Warrior;;
15 SAAB MFI-17 Supporter;
1 Nanchang CJ-6 (PT-6)

* Trainer Aircraft

HELICOPTER
No armed capable. Total 21 Helicopters.

Support
1 sqn with 9 Spt Hel :
7 Mil Mi-8 Hip-C;
2 Mil Mi-17 Hip-H

Utility some (Liaison) sqn 17 Utl hel:
3 Agusta Westland AW139
2 Agusta Bell AB-212 Twin Huey;
10 Agusta Bell AB-205A Iroquois (Bell 205);
2 Bell UH-1H Huey

Training with sqn 5 Trg hel :
5 Agusta Bell AB-47G-4A Sioux;


MISSILES
  AAM Shafrir; AA-2 Atoll
  ASM AT-3 Sagger


Air Force Air Defence Systems
AD •
3 bty AD
SAM with SA-3 Goa;


FACILITIES

  Air Force Staff Heaquarters: Lusaka

  Zambian AF Airfield and Airbase Organisation:
Lusaka Air Base:   
  No.?? Squadron - MiG-21MF/US   
  No.?? Squadron - F-6/FT-6
  No.43 Squadron - K-8, MB-326GB, J-1E
  No.?? Squadron - An-26, MA60, DHC-5D
  No.22 Squadron  Y-12-II/IV, Do-28D
  No.?? Squadron - Mi-8, AB-212/205A/206
  VIP Flight - HS-748, Yak-40, CL-601/604, Beech 90;
  Flying Training School - SF-260, MFI-17, CJ-6, AB-47G

Note: Zambia has 8 airports with paved runways (over 3,047 m: 1 2,438 to 3,047 m: 3 1,524 to 2,437 m: 3 914 to 1,523 m: 1), and 86 airports with unpaved runways (2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 4 914 to 1,523 m: 63 under 914 m: 18)

 
zambia Y-12-IV
Zambian Mikoyan MiG-21MF Fishbed J
Zambian K-8 Karakoram
Zambian Aer Macchi MB-326GB
Zambian Xian MA-60
Zambian Harbin Y-12-IV
Zambia AF
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   Zambia AF News:

China and Zambia Vow to Advance Military Ties

• China and Zambia Vow to Advance Military Ties  (5/29/2012)



 

 



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