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|Suriname Air Force|
The Air Element of the Suriname Air Force was formed in 1982, shortly after gaining independence from the Netherlands. In May 1982 the SAF received a couple of BN-2A for observation and transport duties. During a civil war in 1986 the SAF bought two PC-7 and two Alouette III to counter the rebels. Some of the aircraft were sold after the conflict. Two C-212 aircraft were delivered in December 1998 and May 1999. Although the aircraft provide valuable capabilities for fishery patrol, border patrol and transportation into Suriname’s vast jungle, as for earlier acquisitions, maintaining and operating these relatively sophisticated aircraft is almost impossible with the limited resources of the Suriname Air Force.
|1982||The Air Element of the Suriname Air Force was formed.|
Unit of the Air Force is fully operational.
No information available.
Aircraft Serial Numbers
The aircraft use the prefix SAF plus the serial number.
Coding system not used.
None – Manufacturers designations used.
Current Aircraft Inventory
All-Time Aircraft Used List
Aircraft NOT Used
No false reports of aircraft on order or in service have been noted.
Membre Boekoe Kazerne, Paramaribo.
The Air Force is organised in one Air Element.
Current Order of Battle
Historical Orders of Battle
All-Time Flying Units List
Current Air Bases
The Surinam Air Force currently operates one major airbase and one secondary airfield.
All-Time Air Bases Used List
World Air Power Journal 30, p.150