The Kenyan Air Force (KAF) publicly displayed its new AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters for the first time during the country’s independence day celebrations on 12 December, when two took part in a flyby over Nairobi’s Kasarani stadium.
Kenya’s acquisition of at least one AH-1 was revealed in May when images showing the partially disassembled helicopter with KAF markings were posted on social media.
A source close to the KAF subsequently told Jane’s that the helicopters were donated by Jordan, but declined to say how many were being transferred.
Satellite imagery has so far shown a maximum of three AH-1s at the KAF’s Laikipia Air Base.
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