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Role: Air defence
Status: Current

142 Squadron

"Caelo Vis Solvamus" (Unleash the Power in the Sky)
About this Squadron

Mobile unit equipped with the Tactical Mobile Radar (TMR) mobile radar station, based on the Marconi S711.

The TMR is a medium range radar system and it covers up to a range of 64 nautical miles at 15 revolutions per minute and a 100 nautical miles at 7.5 revolutions per minute. The systems are deployed in a complete tactical role, which entails that it requires the minimum to sustain itself for a period of up to 20 days. During this period the system can be re-deployed several times as the battle situation requires.

The TMR system consist of 4 containers which are as follows:

  • Antenna.
  • Transmitter Cabin + Power Generator.
  • Operations Cabin + Power Generator.
  • M12 Workshop.
  • The support vehicles for the radar system could consist of the following:
  • MAN 8X8 Recovery.
  • Samil 100 Diesel Bowser.
  • Samil 50 Water Bowser.
  • MAN 19/280 with Domestic pack up.
  • Light vehicles.


Other Squadrons based at Air Force Mobile Deployment Wing:
140 Squadron, 18 Deployment Support Unit, 4 Air Servicing Unit, 500 Squadron, 501 Squadron, 92 Tactical Airfield Unit, Mobile Communications Unit, SAAF Band, SAAF Procurement Unit, School of Cookery

Other Current Squadrons:
1 Air Servicing Unit, 10 Air Depot, 10 Squadron, 101 Squadron, 102 Squadron, 104 Squadron, 105 Squadron, 106 Squadron, 107 Squadron, 108 Squadron, 110 Squadron, 111 Squadron, 140 Squadron, 15 Squadron, 15 Squadron - 'C' Flight, 16 Squadron, 17 Squadron, 18 Deployment Support Unit, 19 Squadron, 2 Air Servicing Unit, 2 Squadron, 21 Squadron, 22 Squadron, 28 Squadron, 3 Air Servicing Unit, 35 Squadron, 41 Squadron, 44 Squadron, 5 Air Servicing Unit, 500 Squadron, 501 Squadron, 502 Squadron, 503 Squadron, 504 Squadron, 505 Squadron, 506 Squadron, 508 Squadron, 514 Squadron, 515 Squadron, 516 Squadron, 525 Squadron, 526 Squadron, 6 Air Servicing Unit, 60 Squadron, 68 Air School, 80 Air Navigation School, 85 Combat Flying School, 87 Helicopter Flying School, 92 Tactical Airfield Unit, Air Force Command and Control School, Air Force Gymnasium, Air Publications Service Centre, Airspace Control Unit, Bushveld Airspace Control Sector, Central Flying School, Central Photographic Institute, Combined Auction Centre, Command and Control School, Electronic Warfare Centre, Ellisras Reporting Post, Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre, Lowveld Airspace Control Sector, Mobile Communications Unit, Rapid Deployment Air Operations Team 43, Rapid Deployment Air Operations Team 46, SA Air Force College, SAAF Band, SAAF Museum Historic Flight, SAAF Police, SAAF Procurement Unit, SAAF Telecommunications Centre, School of Cookery, Test Flight and Development Centre