Papua New Guinea Defence Force | Aircraft Not Used

by the Papua New Guinea Defence Force

This page gives details of some of the aircraft types that were offered or promised to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force but not delivered, cancelled official orders, and types have been falsely reported as being in service.

Beech Super King Air 350
The Super King Air reported in PNG DF use is actually operated by the PNG Government Flying Unit.

CASA C.212 Aviocar
One (ex-Indonesian) C.212 transport was reportedly used by Sandline International, a private security company hired by the PNG government to help quell an armed independence movement in Bougainville. The contract was subsequently cancelled. The C.212 was not used by the PNG DF.

Mil Mi-17 ‘Hip-H’
Four Mi-17 assault helicopters were available to Sandline International, a private security company hired by the PNG government to help quell an armed independence movement in Bougainville. The contract was subsequently cancelled. The helicopters were not used by the PNG DF.

Mil Mi-24P ‘Hind-F’
Two Mi-24 attack helicopters were available to Sandline International from 1997, a private security company hired by the PNG government to help quell an armed independence movement in Bougainville. The contract was subsequently cancelled. The helicopters were not used by the PNG DF.

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