Royal Cambodian Air Force
|Royal Cambodian Air Force|
Kangtorp Cheung Akas
Badge of the Royal Cambodian Air Force
|Founded||9 November 1953|
|Part of||Royal Cambodian Armed Forces|
|Motto(s)||"Defending the Kingdom of Cambodia"|
|Mascot(s)||Aafra Zarnaz Auhona|
The Royal Cambodian Air Force is commanded by Lieutenant General Soeung Samnang, who has four deputy commanders beneath him. The Air Force itself is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of National Defence.
Air Force headquarters are located at Phnom Penh International Airport and is still sign posted Pochentong Air Base. The only operational aircraft at Pochentong Air Base are from the VIP squadron. Maintenance of helicopters is also at Pochentong. The airworthy Z-9 and Mi-17 helicopters from the helicopter squadron are based at Phnom Penh International Airport and Siem Reap International Airport.
Some airbases in various locations in Cambodia were built by French, Japanese (World War II), and Royal Air Force.
- 1st Air Squadron - Phnom Penh Airport
- 2nd Air Squadron - Siem Reap Airport
- 11th Air Squadron - Mondulkiri Airport
- 76th Air Squadron - Kampong Thom Airport
- 118th Air Squadron - Battambang Airport
- 340th Air Squadron - Pailin Airport
During the early 1990s Mi-8, Mil Mi-26 Halo and Mi-17 helicopters entered service with the Air Force, as well as Harbin Y-12 and BN-2 Islander transport aircraft. A VIP transport unit was formed in 1995 using the An-24RV and Beech 200 Super King Air. In 2000 a deal was made with Israeli Aircraft Industries to overhaul MiG-21s and which saw the delivery of L-39C Albatross aircraft for lead in trainers and entered service during 1995–2000.
|Airbus A320||France / China||VIP||1|
|Britten-Norman BN-2||United Kingdom||utility||1|
|Aero L-39 Albatros||Czech Republic||Trainer||5||Planned to buy 3 more.|
Air Force ranks and insignia
|OF-10||OF-9||OF-8||OF-7||OF-6||OF-5||OF-4||OF-3||OF-2||OF-1||OF(D) and student officer|
| Royal Cambodian Air Force
||No equivalent||No equivalent|
|General||Lieutenant General||Major General||Brigadier General||Colonel||Lieutenant Colonel||Major||Captain||1st Lieutenant||2nd Lieutenant|
| Cambodia Air Force
|Chief Warrant Officer||Warrant Officer||Command Sergeant Major||Master Sergeant||Staff Sergeant||Chief Corporal||Corporal||Airman 1st Class||Airman 2nd Class||Airman|
- Cambodian Civil War
- Khmer National Armed Forces
- Khmer Air Force
- Royal Cambodian Army
- Royal Cambodian Armed Forces
- Royal Cambodian Navy
- Weapons of the Cambodian Civil War
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