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The following is a list of current weapon systems of the South African Air Force. For weapon system no longer in use, see List of obsolete weapon systems of the South African Air Force.

Current Systems[edit | edit source]

Weapon systems of the South African Air Force
Type Manufacturer Model Platform
Air to Air Missile Diehl BGT Defence IRIS-T[1] Gripen C, Gripen D
Denel Dynamics A-Darter[2] Gripen C, Gripen D, Hawk 120
(Hawk integration in progress, not yet operational)[2]
Air to Surface Missile Denel Dynamics Mokopa[2] Rooivalk (Integrated but not yet operational)[2]
Reconnaissance / Targeting Pod Northrop Grumman Litening III targeting pod[1] Gripen C, Gripen D
Thales Vicon 18-601E[1] Hawk Mk 120
Rocket Launcher Type 159 Launcher[1] Rooivalk
Rocket Forges de Zeebrugge FZ90 70mm FFAR[1] Rooivalk
Guided Bomb Raytheon GBU-12 Paveway™ II[1] Gripen C, Gripen D
Denel Dynamics Umbani PGM Hawk Mk 120 (Integrated but not acquired)[3]
Free-fall Bomb Reunert Technology Systems[4] 120 kg Fragmentation Bomb[1] Gripen C, Gripen D, Hawk Mk 120
Reunert Technology Systems[4] 120 kg Low-Drag Bomb[1] Gripen C, Gripen D, Hawk Mk 120
Reunert Technology Systems[4] 145 kg Bomb[1] Gripen C, Gripen D, Hawk Mk 120
Reunert Technology Systems[4] 460 kg Bomb[1] Gripen C, Gripen D, Hawk Mk 120
Reunert Technology Systems[4] 12.5 kg Practice Bomb[1] Hawk Mk 120
Reunert Technology Systems[4] 4.5 kg Practice Bomb[1] Hawk Mk 120
Guns GIAT[5] F2 20mm Cannon[1] Rooivalk
Mauser-Werke Oberndorf[6] BK 27 27mm Cannon[1] Gripen C
Royal Small Arms Factory Aden 30mm cannon[1] Hawk Mk 120
FN Herstal 7,62mm LMG[1] Oryx
FN Herstal M3M 0.5 inch Machine Gun[1] Super Lynx 300

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