Modern defenders of ancient Kush

East and West meet on the edge of Sub- Saharan Africa, where the Sudanese Air Force has amassed 50 years of combat experience. Mohamed Adam Nour reports on a secretive air arm.

Force Report

Sudanese Air Force

img_74-1_59.jpg
The MiG-29SEh is an export derivative of the 9.13 ‘Fulcrum-C’, with N019ME radar, RVV-AE airto- air missiles and some Western navigation and communication systems. Serial 623, seen over Khartoum, is one of around 11 MiG- 29SEh variants that were delivered from 2003 and based at Wadi Sayyidna.

Sudan is Africa’s third largest country and the 16th biggest in the world. The White Nile and Blue Nile converge in the capital Khartoum and it is a place blessed with stunning desert landscapes, hospitable people and many historical sites. However, Sudan is also known for its enduring conflicts between government forces and armed opposition groups. In the past, war ravaged its southern half, and more recently unrest has focused on Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile state.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below