MARITIME AIRCRAFT

4 Westland Super Lynx


(PHOTO AgustaWestland)

Operational speed: 142 Kts (263 km/h)
Service ceiling: 12000ft (3658m)
Range: 330nm (610 km)
Role/Weapons systems: Tactical Maritime Helicopters allocated by SAAF for Naval duties and can be embarked onboard DKBG & SAN FSG’s. Targeting for the host platform or other force assets. Passive data gathering in the visible, Infra-Red (IR) AND Radio Frequency (RF) spectra to support the detection, classification and/ or recognition and identification of contacts including Battle damage Assessment (BDA), Anti submarine roles, including visual search techniques, Electro Optical detection, Electronic Support measures (ESM) and radar detection. Door Mounted M3M 12.7 mm machine gun.
Sensors: 360 Degree Radar, EOSS (Electro Optical Sighting System), ESM (Electronic Support Measures).

SHIP BORNE AIRCRAFT

8 AEROSPATIALE SA 330E/H/J ORYX


AEROSPATIALE SA 330E/H/J ORYX

Operational speed: 139 Kts (258 km/h)
Service ceiling: 15 750 ft (4800m).
Range: 297 nm (550 km) it can be extended to 730 with ferry tanks.
Role/Weapons systems: Support helicopter, allocated by SAAF FOR Naval duties and can be embarked in DRAKENSBERG, OUTENIQUA & ALGULHAS. 2X 7.62 LMG machine GUNS MOUNTED ON EACH DOOR
Sensors: Doppler navigation all with search radar.

LAND BASED MARITIME AIRCRAFT

5 Douglas Jet Prop DC-3 AMI


Douglas Jet Prop DC-3 AMI

Operational speed: 180 Kts
Service ceiling: 2500 ft (SAAF limit 12000ft)
Range: 1100 nm
Operational. A number of Dakota DC-3aircraft have been converted for maritime rescue search and rescue tasks. The aircraft remain unarmed.
Sensors: Bendex 1400 & weather radar

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