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    Angolan Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:24 pm

    Angola received Chinese armored vehicles

    According to the magazine "Jane's Defense Weekly" in an article by Erwan de Cherisey "Angolan military exercise reveals new Chinese armored vehicles", during the demonstration exercises of the 50th Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 5th Angolan Army Division in Sobia Matias in the South Angolan province, held on January 29, 2017 Kwando-Kubango were first demonstrated Chinese wheeled armored vehicles WMA301 with 105-mm cannons and Chinese command-staff cars based on the WZ551 wheeled armored personnel carrier. The purchase of this technology by Angola in the PRC was not previously known.



    One of the Angolan officers who participated in the exercises in Sobya Mathias told reporters that Chinese armored vehicles WMA301 were received by the Angolan army in 2016, but refused to name the number of units supplied. Four WMA301s and one or two WZ551-based winches were demonstrated at the exercises.

    In total, more than 3,500 Angolan servicemen took part in the exercises at Soba Matias, followed by the Defense Minister of Angola, João Laurens. In addition to the new Chinese armored vehicles, 20 T-55 and T-72 tanks, 32 BMP-2 and MT-LBs, 24 artillery pieces and BMZ BM-21 combat vehicles, several ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" . With the helicopters Mi-171Sh recently received from Russia, the landing of fighters of the Angolan special forces was demonstrated.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2437929.html


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    Post  George1 on Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:25 pm

    On the page of the Military Institute (Engineering and Technical) of the Military Academy of Material and Technical Support (St. Petersburg) in the social network "Facebook" a video of the speech of the Angolan cadets at the battle song contest was published. Angolans took first place.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2465719.html


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    Post  George1 on Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:40 pm

    South Africa returned captured trophy fighter MiG-21bis

    According to the South African web site www.defenceweb.co.za, the government of South Africa, in secrecy, returned to Angola a Soviet-made MiG-21bis fighter, seized by the South African armed forces in 1988.



    The airplane with the Angolan number C340 was transferred from the exposition of the South African Air Force Museum at the Zwartkop airbase on September 15, 2017, and was delivered to Angola on September 17 on board the Angolan military transport plane IL-76TD (T-911). The commander of the Angolan Air Force, General Francisco Afonso, confirmed on 17 September that the MiG-21 was returned to Angola as a gesture of goodwill from the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, to commemorate the official opening on that day of a monument in honor of the fighting between the Angolan (as well as Cuban) and South African forces near Quito-Quanavale in the south of Angola in 1987-1988.

    The MiG-21bis fighter of the Angolan Air Force with Angolan number C340, piloted by the Angolan pilot Lieutenant Vines, departed on December 14, 1988 for transfer from the Angolan airfield Lubango to another airfield Menong. Having fallen into heavy cloud cover, the pilot lost his orientation, lost his way and, after producing fuel, made a successful forced landing with the released landing gear on the field near Tsumemb in Namibia, then controlled by South Africa. The plane and the pilot were captured by the South African military, with South Africans struggling to persuade Lieutenant Vines to surrender, because he believed he was in a territory controlled by the UNITA movement and feared reprisals.

    Received only minor damage to the bottom and nose of the fuselage, the aircraft was repaired by the South African state aircraft building association Atlas Aviation and in 1991 was transferred to the South African Air Force Museum. It is reported that the current decision to return the aircraft to Angola caused a negative reaction in South African aviation circles.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2861215.html


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    Re: Angolan Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:50 pm

    The first Su-30Ks in Angola

    Appeared photos of one of the first Su-30K fighters brought to Angola, accompanied by representatives of the "558th Aviation Repair Plant" (Baranovichi, Belarus), where these aircraft were pre-sale repairs.



    Recall that the deputy general director of the 558th ARZ Alexander Vorobey said on September 19, 2017 about the delivery to Angola of the first two Su-30K fighters out of 12 ordered by the Angolan side, adding that he believes that "supplies will be completed by early next year."

    The contract for the acquisition of Angola in the Russian loan 12 out of 18 former Su-30K fighters was signed by Rosoboronexport JSC during the visit of Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin to this country in October 2013. It was reported that initially the delivery of all 12 aircraft was to be made by early 2017.

    Su-30K fighters (T-10PK) are "transitional" aircraft built as the first 18 vehicles at Irkutsk Aviation Plant Corporation Irkut Corporation for the delivery of India under the Su-30MKI program under the 1996 and 1998 agreements. Su- 30K (serial numbers 04-01 to 04-10 and 05-01 to 05-08) were supplied by the Indian Air Force in 1997-1999, but by agreement of December 2005 they were returned by the Indian side of Irkut Corporation in exchange for supply of 16 new full-fledged Su-30MKI fighters of Irkutsk production in 2007.

    In July 2011, all 18 Indian-returned Su-30K were transported from India to the 558th ARZ in Baranovichi, where they were stored for resale purposes, remaining the property of Irkut Corporation. The aircraft were not returned to the Russian Federation in order to avoid tax payments. At the 558th ARZ, repairs are carried out with modernization and pre-production preparation of these aircraft for delivery to Angola.

    Pictures of the first past repair and modernization for Angola fighter Su-30K during the round-robin tests in Baranavichy appeared in early 2017.

    In July 2017, there were reports of negotiations between the Russian and Angolan sides regarding the sale of the remaining six Su-30K fighters to Angola from storage in Baranovichi.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2998649.html


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    Re: Angolan Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:29 am

    Angola orders three basic patrol aircraft C295

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3120236.html


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