The final operation-ready Rooivalk helicopter has been handed over to the South African Air Force by Denel Aviation. Mike Kgobe, the CEO of Denel Aviation says the acceptance of the locally developed combat support helicopter marks the culmination of a 26 year partnership between the SAAF and Denel. “We took this proudly South African aircraft through all its stages – from design to manufacturing, upgrading and retrofitting – to the point where it will soon be deployed.
|The Rooivalk is an attack helicopter manufactured by Denel Aviation of South Africa. The South African Air Force (SAAF) ordered 12 Rooivalks, designated the Rooivalk Mk 1 in SAAF service.|