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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Air Force
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2020, 13:51 
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Yes, that's an Alpha Jet. Wonder where it came from. Maybe ex-Nigerian :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Air Force
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2020, 18:18 
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AT6C wrote:
The undercarriage is of French design, it has the same features of the Mirage F1.

Interesting to note the sliding door on the Alo is tinted and much smaller transparency than normal.


H-704 is part of the original 2 Chetaks and 2 Cheetahs Purchased from HAL in 1994 (and the only surviving air frame from that deal as-well), it was originally painted in white and utilized for VIP transport duties, perhaps it has something to do with that :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Air Force
PostPosted: 20 Apr 2020, 10:14 
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Commodore19 thank you for the explanation, it makes sense to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Air Force
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2020, 01:27 
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Air Force hosted its Change of Command Parade as Air Vice Marshal Teofelus Shaende gets command of the Air Force, while Air Commodore Abed Hihepa is his new deputy

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Karibib, 05 June 2020: Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Teofelus Shaende was appointed as the new Air Force Commander, taking over from Air Marshal Martin Kambulu Pineas who was appointed the Chief of Defence Force (CDF) early this year. AVM Shaende has been the Deputy Air Force Commander since 2016.

Speaking at their Change of Command Parade held at the Karibib Air Force Base, yesterday, the outgoing commander thanked the commitment, dedication and passion of the Air Force pioneers, who have managed to lay a strong foundation for further development.

"As we relinquish command to the younger generation, we urge you to emulate the courage, bravery, commitment, dedication, discipline and passion demonstrated by those who came before you", said the CDF.

AVM Shaende was promoted on the 01 June 2020 together with his deputy Air Commodore Abed Hihepa.


Ceremonial stuff at Karibib Air Force Base
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Newly promoted Air Vice Marshal Teofelus Shaende
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Newly promoted Air Commodore Abed Hihepa
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http://www.facebook.com/MODVANamibia/


I'm fairly certain that the new AVM is the youngest two star General/Air officer in Namibian Military at the moment(his official profile hasnt been officially released yet)but i know he joined the military in the 1999 recruit intake, he's a fast jet pilot and was appointed as the first Commanding officer of the Air Defence Wing back in 2010 when the F-7's were inducted as a Lt Col,he also served as Exercise Director for Blue Kunene if i remember correctly.

Next up should be the Navy Change of Command Parade seeing that Rear Admiral Nghipandua turns sixty this August


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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Air Force
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2020, 08:58 
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Congratulations Air Vice Marshal Shaende. =D>

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Air Force
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2020, 22:16 
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Visuals of the change of command parade.


I saw that the newly promoted AVM's pilot wings are blue in the video clip and not the customary white, perhaps an indicator of reaching certain number of flight hours, second time I'm observing it from a pilot, first time seeing blue pilots wings was with Air Commodore Paavo Kamanya who once served as the deputy Air Force commander(succeeded by Air Cdre Shaende in that role) before being made Defence Attache to India.

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Air Force
PostPosted: 02 Aug 2020, 12:46 
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New Air Base Commander
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Group Captain (Gp Capt) Hillary Lilungwe Sisamu is the new Air Base Commander after he took over the symbol of authority from GP Capt Mackenzy Manfred Tjivera who is appointed as the Chief of Staff Operations (COS A3) at Air Force Headquarters.

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Air Force
PostPosted: 08 Aug 2020, 17:56 
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Official portrait and profile of the new-ish Air Force commander,he's 43 years of age :wink:. He's part of the "new generation" of officers being the first General/Air/Admiral in the Military to not have been involved in the Bush War(to the best of my knowledge that is)

As i previously thought,the Zambian Air Force has quietly trained/is training NAF pilots

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NAMIBIAN DEFENCE FORCE PROFILE OF AIR VICE MARSHAL SHAENDE TEOFILUS AIR FORCE COMMANDER

Born on 26 June 1977 in Okambebe village, a village close to the international borders with Angola where so many battles took place means that I ve been exposed to the military since the very beginning. And it was therefore just natural for me to leave the Ministry of Finance in 1999 where I was a taxation officer to take up soldiering with the Ministry of Defence
1. Decorations :
    Commendation Certificate for Hardwork
    Air Cadre Medal
    Air Force Longevity Medal
    Air Force Commander’s Exemplary Medal

    2. MILITARY COURSES
    No. MILITARY QUALIFICATIONS INSTITUTION OBTAINED
      (i) Basic Military Training - 1999 Military School
      (ii) Formative Junior Officers Course - 2001 Military School
      (iii) Conversion and Operation Flying Course - 2003 Zambian Air Force
      (iv) Qualified Flying Instructor Course (QFI) - 2004 Zambian Air Force
      (v) FT7&7 Aircraft Ground School Training - 2006 Chengdu Aircraft Industry
      (vi) Diploma of Training in FT & F7 Flying Course, 2008 Namibian Air Force (CATIC)
      (vii) K8 Instructor Training - 2009 Namibian Air Force (CATIC)
      (viii) Diploma Defence & Security Management Course, 2012 Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
      (ix) Diploma Defence and Security Management Course, 2013 Command and Staff College, Zambia
      (x) Strike Operational Conversion, 2014 Karibib Air Force Base
      (xi) Diploma in Security and Strategic Studies, 2016 The United Republic of Tanzania National Defence College
      (xii) Base Military Law Course, 2018 Military School


    3. MILITARY EXPERIENCE
    No. APPOINTMENT HELD UNIT
      (i) Second in Command 23 Sqn – Air Force
      (ii) Sqn Commander 23 Sqn – Air Force
      (iii) Commanding Officer Air Defence Wing
      (iv) Chief of Staff Air Operations & Training Air Force HQ
      (v) Deputy Air Force Commander Air Force HQ
      (vi) Air Force Commander Air Force HQ

4.CIVILIAN COURSES
No. CIVILIAN QUALIFICATIONS INSTITUTION OBTAINED
(i) General Certificate of Secondary Education Gr 12 Dr. Lemmer High School
(ii) Private Pilot Licence (PPL), 1999 West Air Flying Training Centre
(iii) Certificate in Management Skills New Vision Consultancy
(iv) Diploma in Defence and Security Studies, 2012 University of Zambia
(v) Certificate in Aviation Security Management and Organisation International Air Transport Association
(vi) Certificate in Security Risk & Crisis Management and Bomb Threat Assessment International Air Transport Association
(vii) Diploma in Security and Strategic Studies, 2016 University of Dar Es Salaam
(viii) Certificate in Aviation Safety West Side Aviation RSA


http://www.mod.gov.na/documents/264813/ ... a04098c299

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Air Force
PostPosted: 18 Oct 2020, 11:40 
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The Air Force has deployed a Y-12 transport to assist with a local pest outbreak in the Zambezi region

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The Namibian Defence Force (NDF) together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform; conducted first aerial spraying of pesticides on the African migration red locusts at Itomba village on Sunday, 11 October 2020 in the Zambezi Region.

The joint operation is of utmost importance since the red locusts have invaded about 19 areas in that region and destroyed over 500 hectares of grazing land.

The NDF is using one of its transport aircraft from the Air Force, specially configured for these types of operations.

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