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Kenya Air Force inducts Fennec helicopters

17 September 2018

Three Fennecs seen at Laikipia Air Base. (Kenya Defence Forces)Three Fennecs seen at Laikipia Air Base. (Kenya Defence Forces)The Kenya Air Force (KAF) commissioned nine Airbus H125M Fennec light helicopters donated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 14 September.

Four Fennecs were previously photographed at Nairobi’s international airport, but it was unclear how many had been received.

Speaking during the ceremony at Laikipia Air Base, Secretary of Defence Raychelle Omano said the helicopters could be used to support combat operations, perform combat search-and-rescue and medical evacuations, and escort heavy lift helicopters.

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