Forces: January 15, 2002


South African Order Of Battle-AIR FORCE: 8,127 personnel, 2,410 civilian employees, 904 civilian contractors

@ one fighter squadron (Cheetah-C)

@ one advanced combat trainer squadron (Impala)

@ one EW-tanker squadron (Boeing 707)

@ one attack helicopter squadron (Rooivalk)

@ four tactical transport helicopter squadrons (Oryx, BK117, Alouette III)

@ one coastal patrol squadron (C-47)

@ three transport squadrons (C-130, CN-235, C-47, C212, other)

@ one VIP squadron (Falcon and other business jets)

@ nine volunteer squadrons (private aircraft used for patrol and liaison missions) --Stephen V Cole


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