Line up of EAF aircraft during the opening of Bernice airbase (Ras Banas) in 2020.

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Shot of Mi-8T (91 Sqn) taken at Ismaïla airbase. In the background left two EMB312 Tucanos and in the middle two AT-802 Air Tractors and a EMB312 Tucano.

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Abu Simbel (HEBL)

RWY 15/33     POS 22°22'33"N 031°36'42"E     ELEV 616 ft

Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge


no permanent squadrons
Some facilities for detachments
Abu Sultan (--)

RWY 09/27, 18/36     POS 30°25'23"N 032°20'07"E     ELEV 29 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
301 Air Wing (Egyptian Air Academy)

30 Squadron
SQ 30
SA342L HOT


56 Squadron
SQ 56
SA342L

Two Air Wings (548 and 301 Air Wing) of the EAF are flying with SA-342L HOT Gazelle helicopters in six squadrons. For anti tank missions 548 AW (10 sq, 15 sq, 17 sq) is based at Kibrit. For helicopter training 301 Air Wing is based at Bilbeis with 54 sq and two other squadrons (30 sq and 56 sq) are stationed at Abu Sultan, along the Suez Canal.

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A canceled order resulted in just the purchase of three AN-74T-200's. All transport aircraft are flying in an independent flight from 533 Air Wing, based at Cairo East.

Igor Bubin

Abu Suwayr (--)

RWY 09/27, 11/29     POS 30°34'21"N 032°05'45"E     ELEV 49 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
262 Tactical Fighter Wing (149 Air Division)

60 Squadron
SQ 60
F-16C-40
F-16D-40


64 Squadron
SQ 64
Tigers? F-16C-40
F-16D-40
The motto of 60sq (60th TFS) is "Not without authority shall ye be able to pass"
Al Ismailiyah (--)

RWY 13/31     POS 30°35'56"N 032°14'05"E     ELEV 39 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
102 Tactical Air Wing (149 Air Division)
Eye in the sky
25 Squadron
SQ 25
You can run, but you can't hide EMB312


26 Squadron
SQ 26
God judges our enemies, we'll arrange the meeting AT-802 Air Tractor
547 Air Wing (119 Air Division)

91 Squadron
SQ 91
Mi-17
Mi-8T
Nowadays an AT-802 base with some Mi-17s for Suez patrol duties.

In 2015 the United Arab Emirates donated 12 armed AT-802 Air Tractors for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. 102 Tactical Air Wing was established with 26 squadron at Ismailia to fly the AT-802. Detachments of the AT-802 are based at Milaz (Sinai) and Aswan (Southern Egypt).

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The Mi-8T is still operated in small numbers. Most Mi-8's are replaced by Mi-17's in 544 and 547 Air Wing.

Ruud Fopma

Al Khatatbah (--)

RWY 02L/20R-HEL, 02R/20L-HEL, 11L/29R-HEL, 11R/29L-HEL     POS 30°18'43"N 030°52'25"E     ELEV 38ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
547 Air Wing (119 Air Division)

13 Squadron
SQ 13
Darkness is our Ally MI-17V-5
Al Mansurah (--)

RWY 14/32, 16/34     POS 30°57'54"N 031°25'58"E     ELEV 13 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
308 Close Air Support Tactical Wing (139 Air Division)

57 Squadron
SQ 57
Alpha Jet MS1/2


58 Squadron
SQ 58
Alpha Jet MS1/2

Alpha Jets are still operational in 308 Close Air Support TFW in two squadrons (57 TFS and 58 TFS) at El Mansoura. They are mainly used for pilot training and for ground attack missions.

Mat Herben

The AW149 will replace the Commandos from 11 Sqn and the SA-342s from 14 Sqn from 545 Air Wing (for Naval operations). Most of the helicopters of 14 Sqn are stationed at the two helicopter vessels of the Egyptian Navy: ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser and ENS Anwar el Sadat.

Fabrizio Capenti

Al Raymaniyah (--) Al Rahmaniyah

RWY 16/34     POS 31°02'34"N 030°39'52"E     ELEV 12 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
... Air Wing

no permanent squadrons
Reserve air base
As Salihiyah (--)

RWY 02L/20R, 02C/20C, 02R/20L     POS 30°47'37"N 032°02'40"E     ELEV 28ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
... Air Wing

no permanent squadrons
Reserve air base
As Salihiya was the home base of 308 TFW with ALpha Jets. 308 TFW moved to El Mansourah. This has been upgraded and modernized. Probably this will be the base of the new procured aircraft.
Aswan (HESN)

RWY 17/35     POS 23°57'54"N 032°49'24"E     ELEV 662 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
242 Tactical Fighter Wing (149 Air Division)

68 Squadron
SQ 68
Dragons? F-16C-32
F-16D-32
Az Zaqaziq (--) Abu Hamad

RWY 18L/36R, 18R/36L     POS 30°35'39"N 031°39'58"E     ELEV 30 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
550 Air Wing (129 Air Division)
Dragons
51 Squadron
SQ 51
Vipers, strike to kill AH-64D (will be upgraded to AH-64E)


52 Squadron
SQ 52
Eagles AH-64D (will be upgraded to AH-64E)


53 Squadron
SQ 53
Tigers, above the best AH-64D (will be upgraded to AH-64E)
Beni Suef (HEBS)

RWY 01/19, 06/24     POS 29°12'43"N 031°00'57"E     ELEV 92ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
547 Air Wing (119 Air Division)

55 Squadron
SQ 55
Courage, Honour, Commitment Mi-17V-5
242 Tactical Fighter Wing (149 Air Division)

70 Squadron
SQ 70
Panthers F-16C-32
F-16D-32
601 Air Wing (159 Air Division)
Hawkeye
87 Squadron
detachment
Hawkeye E-2C
770 Tactical Fighting Wing (CAS) (149 Air Division)

94 Squadron
SQ 94
Thunders K-8E

The backbone of the fighting capacity is the amount of F-16's, flying in 5 Wings (11 squadrons). Seen is one of the 40 Block 32 F-16Cs in use in 242 TFW (68 TFS, 70 TFS) flying from Aswan and Beni Sueif.

Jos Hoogland

Also operating from Beni Suef is 544 Air Wing flying Mi-17's. This Air Wing is also operating in Southern Egypt (Daraw, Hurghada, Bernice)

Neil Middleton

Bilbays (--) Belbes

RWY 04/22, 17L/35R, 17/R/35L     POS 30°23'42"N 031°36'05"E     ELEV 90 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
101 Air Brigade (Egyptian Air Academy)

3 Squadron
SQ 3
Grob 115EG


5 Squadron
SQ 5
Grob 115EG
201 Air Wing (Egyptian Air Academy)

28 Squadron
SQ 28
K-8E


29 Squadron
SQ 29
K-8E
301 Air Wing (Egyptian Air Academy)

54 Squadron
SQ 54
SA342L
Airborne Corps

Delta Team *
Microlight BioniX Skypper 912
Motor Paragliders


Demo Team *
Eagles Fly Team BioniX Skypper 912
* The Egyptian Airborne Corps is operating with microlight airplanes from Bilbeis2 airfield.

Grob G-115EG aircraft are being used for elemantary training in 101 Air Brigade at Bilbeis. Two squadrons (3 sq and 5sq) are equipped with 74 trainers.

Max Bryansky

K-8E trainers are being used as trainers in 201 Air Wing (28 and 29 sq) at Bilbeis, AF Academy. Another wing, 770 TFW Close Air Support, operates the K-8E in two close air support squadrons (94 TFS and 98 TFS) from El Minya.

Arnold ten Pas

Bir Abu Rahal (--)

RWY 14/32     POS 24°59'37"N 033°30'06"E     ELEV 757 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
... Air Wing

no permanent squadrons
Reserve air base
Bir Jifjafa/Malez AB (--) Bir Gifgafa

RWY 15L/33R, 15R/33L, 16/34     POS 30°24'31"N 033°09'27"E     ELEV 1051ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
102 Tactical Air Wing (149 Air Division)
Eye in the sky
26 Squadron (detachment)
SQ 26
God judges our enemies, we'll arrange the meeting AT-802
292 Tactical Fighter Wing (139 Air Division)
Egypt Sniper
292 TFW (detachment)
F-16C-52+
F-16D-52+
550 Air Wing (129 Air Division)
Dragons
550 Air Wing detachment
AH-64D
Borg-el-Arab/Intl (HEBA)

RWY 14L/32R, 14R/32L, 14/32-HEL     POS 30°55'05"N 029°41'45"E     ELEV 177 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
544 Air Wing (119 Air Division)
Courage, Honour
9 Squadron
SQ 9
Courage, Honour Mi-17
545 Air Wing (119 Air Division)

14 Squadron
SQ 14
Jaguars AW149 (camouflage) (LHD Nasser)
AW149 (camouflage) (LHD Sadat)


37 Squadron
SQ 37
Wolf Pack SH-2G
549 Air Wing (129 Air Division)
Crocodiles
43 Squadron
SQ 43
Crocodiles Mi-24V

Since 1994 in service of the Egyptian Air Force, operating on behalve of the Egyptian Navy, the SH-2EG Sea Sprite helicopter. The Sea Sprites are flying under 545 Air Wing, 37 Squadron and are based at Borg al Arab or on board of Egyptian navy vessels.

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Since 2017, the EAF operates 12 former Mongolian Air Force Mi-24V's in 43 Squadron, 549 Air Wing from Borg al Arab.

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Cairo/Almaza (HEAZ)

RWY 18/36     POS 30°05'33"N 031°21'35"E     ELEV 303 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
546 Air Wing (119 Air Division)

7 (VIP) Squadron
SQ 7
S-70A-21
AW189


12 Squadron
SQ 12
Commando Mk1, Mk2B


18 Squadron (SAR)
SQ 18
Saving lifes is our duty AW109 SAR


21 Squadron
SQ 21
S-70A-21
533 Air Wing (159 Air Division)

2 Squadron (det)
Air Navigation School
C295M
An-74T-200A
Ministry of Health

SAR Unit
AW139
AW109
Mi-17
Mi-17V-5
Be1900D
Ce680
HQ EAF Direct Reporting

38 Squadron
SQ 38
Special Mission Aircraft Beech 1900C-1
159 Air Division

99 Squadron
SQ 99
Beech 200
G-III
G-IV/IVSP
G400
Falcon 7X
The Commandos will be probably be replaced by AW149s.
The Air Navigation School is part of the Egyptian Airforce Academy.

For medium transport duties, the EAF can rely on 533 Air Wing, flying 24 Casa C295M's in two squadrons (2 sq and 8 sq) from Cairo East.

Neil Dunridge

The EAF acquired 10 Beech 1900 Special Mission aircraft for ELINT duties. All Beech 1900 aircraft are flown by 38 squadron, based at Almaza

F Seggie

Cairo/Intl (HECA)

RWY 05L/23R, 05C/23C, (05R/23L,) 16/34     POS 30°07'19"N 031°24'20"E     ELEV 382 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
533 Air Wing (159 Air Division)

Independent Flight
An-74T-200A


2 Squadron
SQ 2
C295M


8 Squadron
SQ 8
C295M
516 Air Wing (159 Air Division)

4 Squadron
SQ 4
C-130H
C-130J-30 (o/o)


16 Squadron
SQ 16
Hercules C-130H
VC-130
EC-130H (ELINT)
C-130J-30 (o/o)


Independent Flight
Heavy IL-76MF (ex Jordanian AF)


ELINT unit
EC-130H (2 mobile ELINT units, 16 Sqn)
159 Air Division

99 Squadron
SQ 99
B747-830 (o/o)
A340-211 (SU-GGG)
The military part of Cairo International is called Cairo East by the EAF.
Twelve C-130J-30 Super Hercules transports are on order for the Egyptian Air Force.

Twenty-five C-130s were delivered to the Egypt Air Force. They are operated by both 4sq and 16sq at Cairo East.

Arjen Sleeuwenhoek

Two former Royal Jordanian Air Force Il-76MF Candids were taken over in 2019. Both heavy transport aircraft are flying in 516 Air Wing at Cairo East in an independent transport flight.

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Cairo/West (HECW)

RWY 10/28, 16/34     POS 30°06'59"N 030°54'56"E     ELEV 550 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
516 Air Wing (159 Air Division)

16 Squadron Detachment
SQ 16
Hercules C-130H
601 Air Wing (159 Air Division)
Hawkeye
87 Squadron
SQ 87
Hawkeye E-2C
292 Tactical Fighter Wing (139 Air Division)
Egypt Sniper
95 Squadrons
SQ 95
Agressors F-16C-52+
F-16D-52+


97 Squadron
SQ 97
Pharaohs F-16C-52+
F-16D-52+
Egyptian Fighter Weapon School (139 Air Division)
The Masters
Egyptian Fighter Weapons School
EFWS
Black Aces F-16C/D (on loan 292 TFW)
Rafale (on loan 252 TFW)
MiG-29M2 (on loan 104 TFW)

Latest version in the Egyptian F-16 family is the Block 52, twenty were obtained. All F-16C/D Block 52 are flying in 292 TFW (95 TFS and 97 TFS) from Cairo West.

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For Early Warning missions, the EAF acquired 11 E-2C Hawkeye AWACS aircraft. Ten E-2C's are flying in 601 Air Wing (87 sq) from Cairo West.

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Dakhla (HEDK)
Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
702 Air Wing (129 Air Division)
Observe, Detect, Identify, Neutralize
20 Squadron
SQ 20
Silent Killer Wing Loong II (UAV)
Daraw (--)

RWY 16L/34R, 16R/34L     POS 24°24'51"N 032°57'17"E     ELEV 336ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
544 Air Wing (119 Air Division)
Courage, Honour
81 Squadron
SQ 81
Mi-17V-5
El Arish (HEAR)

RWY 16/34     POS 31°04'24"N 033°50'09"E     ELEV 121 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
702 Air Wing (129 Air Division)
Observe, Detect, Identify, Neutralize
24 Squadron
SQ 24
Eagles / Hide no longer Wing Loong II (UAV)
... Air Wing

no permanent squadrons
Forward base for EAF helicopters and AT-802 Air Tractors
Since 2020, a separate runway and facilities were constructed SW of El Arish AB for Wing Loong UAVs.
El Minya (--)

RWY 16L/34R, 16R/34L     POS 28°05'56"N 030°43'44"E     ELEV 128 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
201 Air Wing (Egyptian Air Academy)

Demo Team 'Silver Stars'
Silver Stars K-8E
770 Tactical Fighting Wing (CAS) (149 Air Division)

98 Squadron
SQ 98
In God we Trust K-8E
Fayid (--) (Faid)

RWY 09/27     POS 30°20'04"N 032°15'50"E     ELEV 64 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
282 Tactical Fighter Wing (149 Air Division)

86 Squadron
SQ 86
Assassins F-16C-40
F-16D-40


88 Squadron
SQ 88
Knights F-16C-40
F-16D-40
Gebel el Basur (--)

RWY 15/33, 18/36     POS 30°32'24"N 030°33'38"E     ELEV 85 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
203 Tactical Fighter Wing (139 Air Division)
Storm, silent death
34 Squadron
SQ 34
Wild Wolves Rafale DM/EM
252 Tactical Fighter Wing (139 Air Division)

82 Squadron
SQ 82
Mirage 2000BM
Mirage 2000EM
Gebel el Basur airbase is also called Berigat Airbase.

The most advanced fighter in the EAF inventory are 36 French Rafale DM/EM fighters, equipping 203rd TFW (34 TFS and 36 TFS) at Gebel el Basur. An second order for more Rafales has been placed.

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Also flying from Gebel el Basur, are 19 Mirage 2000 EM/BM fighters from 252 TFW, 82 TFS. Seen here is a Mirage 2000BM taking off.

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Habata (--)

RWY 16L/34R, 16R/34L     POS 31°06'27"N 025°27'08"E     ELEV 672ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
203 Tactical Fighter Wing (139 Air Division)
Storm, silent death
36 Squadron
SQ 36
Lions Rafale DM/EM
104 Tactical Fighter Wing (149 Air Division)
Hero (Geroj)
44 Squadron
SQ 44
Decisive MiG-29M2
Hurghada (HEGN)

RWY 34/16     POS 27°11'03"N 033°47'54"E     ELEV 52 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
102 Tactical Air Wing (149 Air Division)
Eye in the sky
35 Squadron
SQ 35
Eye on the sky EMB312

The EAF acquired 8 Leonardo AW189 helicopters. It is assumed that these AW189s are operating in 7 (VIP) Squadron, 546 Air Wing, from Almaza.

dj Marck

A glimpse of the rarely seen EMB-312 Tucano in Egyptian Air Force service. Used as a trainer for AT-802 pilots, two squadrons are flying the Tucanos in 102 Tactical Air Wing from Ismailia (25 sq) and Hurghada (35 sq).

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Jiyanklis New (--) Gianaclis

RWY 11/29, 12/30     POS 30°49'18"N 030°11'35"E     ELEV -72 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
272 Tactical Fighter Wing (139 Air Division)

75 Squadron
SQ 75
Vipers F-16C-40
F-16D-40


77 Squadron
SQ 77
Fighting Bats F-16C-40
F-16D-40


79 Squadron
SQ 79
Detached Sq F-16C-40
F-16D-40
79sq is the F-16C/D OCU.
Kibrit (--)

RWY 14L/32R, 14R/32L     POS 30°14'48"N 032°29'32"E     ELEV 16 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
548 Air Wing (129 Air Division)

10 Squadron
SQ 10
SA342L HOT


15 Squadron
SQ 15
SA342L HOT


17 Squadron
SQ 17
SA342L HOT


Demo Team
Horus SA342L HOT (on loan 548 Air Wing)


Advanced Helicopter School
SA342L (on loan 548 Air Wing)
Kom Awshim (--)

RWY 15/33, 16/34     POS 29°33'15"N 030°53'42"E     ELEV 0 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
700 Air Wing (129 Air Division)
We will take our enemy to the other side
6 Squadron
SQ 6
From a place has never seen E-June 30SW (UAV)


?? Squadron
6th October (UAV)


?? Squadron
Ahmous (UAV)
Chinook OCU
We fly the Chinook
33 Squadron
SQ 33
CH-47D
CH-47F (o/o, to replace CH-47D)

The EAF operates the CH-47D Chinook in 33 squadron from Kom Awshim. Egypt ordered the CH-47F to replace the older CH-47Ds.

Dmitriy Pichugin

Latest acquisition of the EAF, the E June 30 UAV, a drone based on the Emirati Yabhon Flash-20 UAV. This type is flown by 6 squadron (700 Air Wing) from Kom Awshim.

Mahmoud Gamal

Mersha Matruh (HEMM)

RWY 06/24, 15/33     POS 31°19'28"N 027°13'20"E     ELEV 94 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
545 Air Wing (119 Air Division)

11 Squadron (SAR)
SQ 11
So others may live AW149 (red/white)
232 Tactical Fighter Wing (139 Air Division)

72 Squadron
SQ 72
F-16C B40 (ex B15)
F-16D B40 (ex B15)


74 Squadron
SQ 74
F-16A-15
F-16B-15
545 Air Wing is an unit of the Egyptian Air Force, but this wing mainly supports the Egyptian Navy. The Commando Mk2s of 11 Sqn and the SA-342s of 14 Sqn has been replaced by AW149s.

Still going strong since 1976, the Westland Command Mk2, operating in one squadron, 12 Sqn from 546 Air Wing from Almaza for assault missions.

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The F-16A/B's Block 15, were upgraded to F-16C/D's Block 40. The first F-16 wing, 232 TFW (72 TFS and 74 TFS) moved from Inshas to Mersa Matruh in 2017.

Erwin van Dijkman

Misheifa (--)

RWY 16L/34R, 16R/34L     POS 31°01'41"N 025°51'04"E     ELEV 697ft

Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge


no permanent squadrons
Some facilities for detachments
Quwaysina (--)

RWY 16/34     POS 30°34'46"N 031°07'44"E     ELEV 35ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
547 Air Wing (119 Air Division)

91 Squadron
SQ 91
Desert Tornado (Hugging the sky) Mi-17
Mi-8T
Ras Banas (--) Berenice AB

RWY 13/31, 15L/33R, 15R/33L     POS 23°58'27"N 035°27'37"E     ELEV 66 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
544 Air Wing (119 Air Division)
Courage, Honour
83 Squadron
SQ 83
Mi-17V-5
Sidi Barrani (--)

RWY 16L/34R, 16R/34L     POS 31°28'01"N 025°52'52"E     ELEV 287ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
... Air Wing

no permanent squadrons
Reserve air base
Chinook OCU
We fly the Chinook
33 Squadron (det)
SQ 33
CH-47D (temporary based)
546 Air Wing (119 Air Division)

12 Squadron
SQ 12
Commando Mk2 (temporary based)


21 Squadron
SQ 21
S-70A-21
550 Air Wing (129 Air Division)
Dragons
550 Air Wing detachment
AH-64D (temporary based)
549 Air Wing (129 Air Division)
Kamov
549 Air Wing Detachment
Ka-52 (temporary based)


43 Squadron
SQ 43
Mi-24V (temporary based)
Due to tensions in Libya, Egypt has a great military deployment near the Western border.

The EAF is operating twelve S-70A-21 Black Hawks in two units: 7 (VIP) Squadron and 21 Squadron under 546 Air Wing from Almaza and Sidi Barrani respectively. The VIP squadron has only a few Blackhawks in service, while 21 Squadron is an assault unit for the special forces of the Egyptian Army.

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Uthman (--)

RWY 11L/29R, 11R/29L (17/35)     POS 29°33'20"N 025°35'15"E     ELEV 432ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
547 Air Wing (119 Air Division)

13 Squadron (Det)
SQ 13
Darkness is our Ally Mi-17V-5
702 Air Wing (129 Air Division)
Observe, Detect, Identify, Neutralize
22 Squadron
SQ 22
Sniper in the Air Wing Loong II (UAV)
102 Tactical Air Wing (149 Air Division)
Eye in the sky
26 Squadron
SQ 26
God judges our enemies, we'll arrange the meeting AT-802
Wadi Abu Rish (--) Bir Arida

RWY 01L/19R, 01R/19L     POS 28°58'30"N 031°41'56"E     ELEV 1080 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
104 Tactical Fighter Wing (149 Air Division)
Hero (Geroj)
42 Squadron
SQ 42
Deterrence MiG-29M2


Aviaton and Training Center
ATC
MiG-29M2 (on loan 104 TFW)
Wadi Abu Rish also known as Bir Arida, was a dispersal base, used by North Korean AF (MIG-21s) during the October War in 1973.
This base underwent a full reconstruction around 2015-2016.

From 2017 on, the EAF is flying 46 MiG-29M2's in 104 TFW (42 TFS and 44 TFS) from Wadi Abu Rish, tasked with air defence missions over southern Egypt.

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The Wing Loong II UCAS are in Egyptian service since 2019. At least three squadrons (20 sq, 22 sq and 24 sq) under 702 Air Wing operates these drones from Dakhla, Uthman and Milaz (Sinaï).

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Wadi Abu Shihat (--)

RWY 14L/32R, 14R/32L     POS 26°33'31"N 033°07'28"E     ELEV 1152ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
... Air Wing

no permanent squadrons
Reserve air base, used by US military forces for supply to Middle Eastern based units. Also for special operations.
Wadi Abu Shihat is also known as Wadi Qena airbase. During Desert Storm US Forces were deployed at this base for rescue operations.
Wadi al Jandali (--) Al Qatamiyah (Al Khatamia)

RWY 01/19, 02/20     POS 30°03'01"N 031°50'22"E     ELEV 800 ft

Wing Squadron Name / motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
549 Air Wing (129 Air Division)
Kamov
40 Squadron
SQ 40
Enemies Nightmare Ka-52


41 Squadron
SQ 41
Rampage Ka-52


45 Squadron
SQ 45
Ka-52

The EAF is flying 50 Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters in 549 Air Wing (40 sq, 41 sq and 45 sq) from Wadi al Jandali (Khattamia).

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Workhorse of the EAF, the C-130H, operated in two squadrons (4 sq and 16 sq) from 516 Air Wing at Cairo East.

Mark Remmel

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