Air defence is done with the F-5E.

P. de Hoog

Kenya's F-5s participated in operation Indian Ocean against Al-Shabaab.


Nairobi/Jomo Kenyatta Int'l (HKJK)
Embakasi AB

RWY 0624     POS 01°19'09"S 036°55'40"E     ELEV 5330 ft

Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Embakasi Air Base

Transport Squadron C-27J (replaced DHC-5D)
AC-208 (Ce208B EX)

VIP Flight Fokker 70

Kenya AF uses the Yun-12 in the transport and liaison role.

Guido Potters

Kenya uses the Grob 120A like this 717, but als the newer G120TP version.

P. de Hoog

Nairobi/Moi AB (HKRE)

RWY 06/24, 14/32 (dirt)     POS 01°16'42"S 036°51'38"E     ELEV 5335 ft

Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Moi Air Base

Air Support Squadron Y12

53 Tactical Helicopter Squadron UH-1H-II

54 Tactical Helicopter Squadron AH-1F

655 Helicopter Squadron AS550C3/H125M

755 Helicopter Squadron AW139

.. Helicopter Squadron IAR330H

.. Helicopter Squadron Mi-171E

Although the Mi-171 were said to be operated by the army's 50th Air Cavalry Battalion, it is obvious that the air force received them too.

Niels Linthout

The AW139 was added to the AF fleet in 2019.

P. de Hoog

Nanyuki (HKNY)
Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Laikipia Air Base

Fighter Squadron F-5E

Strike Squadron Hawk Mk52

Flying Training Squadron

Tucano Mk51

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