List of weapon systems of the South African Air Force

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The following is a list of current weapon systems of the South African Air Force. For weapon system no longer in use, see List of obsolete weapon systems of the South African Air Force.

Current Systems[edit]

Weapon systems of the South African Air Force
Type Manufacturer Model Platform
Air to Air Missile Diehl BGT Defence IRIS-T[1] Gripen C, Gripen D
Denel Dynamics A-Darter[2] Gripen C, Gripen D, Hawk 120
(Hawk integration in progress, not yet operational)[2]
Air to Surface Missile Denel Dynamics Mokopa[2] Rooivalk, Super Lynx 300 (Integrated but not yet operational)[2]
Reconnaissance / Targeting Pod Northrop Grumman Litening III targeting pod[1] Gripen C, Gripen D
Thales Optronics Vicon 18-601E[1] Hawk Mk 120
Thales Optronics Digital Joint Reconnaissance Pod[1] Gripen C, Gripen D
Carl Zeiss Optronics Argos 410-Z[1] C208 Caravan, A109 LUH
Rocket Launcher Type 159 Launcher[1] Rooivalk
Rocket Forges de Zeebrugge FZ90 70mm FFAR[1] Rooivalk
Guided Bomb Raytheon GBU-12 Paveway™ II[1] Gripen C, Gripen D
Denel Dynamics Umbani PGM Hawk Mk 120 (Integrated but not acquired)[3]
Free-fall Bomb Reunert Technology Systems[4] 120 kg Fragmentation Bomb[1] Gripen C, Gripen D, Hawk Mk 120
Reunert Technology Systems[4] 120 kg Low-Drag Bomb[1] Gripen C, Gripen D, Hawk Mk 120
Reunert Technology Systems[4] 145 kg Bomb[1] Gripen C, Gripen D, Hawk Mk 120
Reunert Technology Systems[4] 460 kg Bomb[1] Gripen C, Gripen D, Hawk Mk 120
Reunert Technology Systems[4] 12.5 kg Practice Bomb[1] Hawk Mk 120
Reunert Technology Systems[4] 4.5 kg Practice Bomb[1] Hawk Mk 120
Guns GIAT[5] F2 20mm Cannon[1] Rooivalk
Mauser-Werke Oberndorf[6] BK 27 27mm Cannon[1] Gripen C
Royal Small Arms Factory Aden 30mm cannon[1] Hawk Mk 120
FN Herstal 7,62mm LMG[1] Oryx
FN Herstal M3M 0.5 inch Machine Gun[1] Super Lynx 300

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "The South African Air Force". The Airforce: Current Weapons. saairforce.co.za. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d Campbell, Keith. "Creamer's Engineering News". Denel Dynamics markets high-tech missile offering to SANDF and friendly countries. Martin Creamer. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  3. ^ "SAAF funds Umbani". DefenceWeb. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "General purpose and fragmentation bombs (South Africa), Bombs - Unguided". Jane's Air-Launched Weapons. Janes Publishers. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  5. ^ "South African Air Force (Unofficial)". F2 20mm Cannon. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  6. ^ "South African Air Force (Unofficial)". Mauser BK 27 27mm Cannon. Retrieved 24 February 2012.

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