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Nairobi/Jomo Kenyatta Int'l

In 2020, Kenya Army received six of the twelve ordered MD530F Cayuse helicopters. All Cayuse helicopters are operated in a Joined Helicopter Command at Embakasi airbase.

Tech Sgt Ashley Nicole Taylor, US Army

The Kenyan Army operates five Harbin Z9W helicopters for troop transport missions from Embakasi airbase.

Guido Potters

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

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

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Kenya Army

50th Air Cavalry Battalion H500E/H500MD/H500MG

Joint Helicopter Command MD530F

655 squadron AS550C3

The 50th Air Cavalry Battalion was established in 1979 en operates different kind of H500 (MD/MG/E) helicopters from Embakasi airbase. Seen here are two H500MDs operating during an anti Shabaab campaign in Somalia.

Kenya Defence Force

Nine AS550C3 Fennecs were donated by the United Arab Emirates to the Kenya Army in 2018. All Fennecs are flying in 655 Squadron at Embakasi airbase.

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