Royal Cambodian Air Force
|Royal Cambodian Air Force
Kangtorp Cheung Akas
Royales Cambodgiennes Armée de l'air
Royal Cambodian Air Force wings
|Country||Kingdom of Cambodia|
|Part of||Royal Cambodian Armed Forces|
|Motto||Defending the Kingdom of Cambodia|
|Anniversaries||9 November 1953|
|Engagements||First Indochina War
Cambodian Civil War
The Royal Cambodian Air Force is commanded by Lieutenant General Soeung Samnang, who has four deputy commanders beneath him. The Air Force itself is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of National Defence.
Air Force headquarters are located at Phnom Penh International Airport and is still sign posted Pochentong Air Base. The only operational aircraft at Pochentong Air Base are from the VIP squadron. Maintenance of helicopters is also at Pochentong. The airworthy Mi-8, Mil Mi-26 Halo and Mi-17 helicopters from the helicopter squadron are based at Siem Reap International Airport
During the early 1990 Mi-8, Mil Mi-26 Halo and Mi-17 helicopters entered service with the Air Force, as well as Harbin Y-12 and BN-2 Islander transport aircraft. A VIP transport unit was formed in 1995 using the An-24RV and Beech 200 Super King Air. In 2000 a deal was made with Israeli Aircraft Industries to overhaul MIG 21's and which saw the delivery of L-39C Albatross aircraft for lead in trainers and entered service during 1995–2000.
Only the Mi-8, Mil Mi-26 Halo, Mi-17 and the Harbin Z-9 helicopters are currently serviceable. The VIP fleet of helicopters and passenger aircraft is under the control of the civilian authorities.
|BN-2||United Kingdom||utility transport||1|
|Mil Mi-17||Russia||utility / transport||5|
- Royal Cambodian Army
- Royal Cambodian Armed Forces
- Royal Cambodian Navy
- Cambodian Civil War
- Khmer National Armed Forces
- Khmer National Air Force
- Weapons of the Cambodian Civil War
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