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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:36 - Updated Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:35

Air Force celebrates 38 years of existence on Tuesday

Luanda - It was 38 years ago, on 21st of January of 1976, that the first president of Angola, António Agostinho Neto, visited and declared at the then Air Base number 1, in Luanda, the foundation of Angola Popular Air Force/Anti-Air Defence (FAPA/DAA).

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Photo: Lino Guimaraes

The FAPA/DAA was created as an affiliate of the Colonial Portuguese Air Force, a moment when permanent activities for the recovering of equipment abandoned by the Portuguese was necessary, with the aim of answering the demands for the defence of the territorial integrity and  independence, which was declared on the 11 of November of 1975.

In light of the Bicesse peace agreement, FAPA/DAA was re-structures in September 2002 and changed its name to National Air Force (FAN).

The Air Force is the branch of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) whose mission is to protect the national airspace of the Exclusive Economic Zone and conducting aero-terrestrial and aero-naval operations.

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