Force Aerienne du Djibouti

Size: 360 personnel. Part of Djibouti Armed Forces. Headquarters  in  Djibouti City.
Nickname(s)    DAF. Colors:    Light Brown, Brown, Blue. Equipment - 16 Aircraft 

The Djiboutian Air Force (DAF) is the Air Force of Djibouti.

It was established as part of the Djibouti Armed Forces after the country obtained its independence on June 27, 1977. 
The first aircraft included three Nord N.2501 Noratlas transport aircraft, as well as a French Allouette II helicopter. 
The Djibouti Air Force is mandated with protecting Djiboutis airspace, and in assisting ground forces. 

Aircraft Emblem

The Air Force of Djibouti uses a roundel of concentric disks of yellow, light blue, green and white (diameters being respectively 39, 36, 25, 12, with a red five-pointed star inscribed in the white disk. The national flag is painted on the fin. 




Djibouti Air Force receives two Y-12 transports aircrafts from China

A Y-12E aircraft.Djibouti’s Air Force has taken delivery of two Y-12 transport aircraft from China, joining an MA60 that was delivered two years ago, and is operating Dauphin helicopters.

The two Harbin Y-12Es were delivered in a ceremony.
President Ismail Omar Guelleh presided over the delivery, along with defence minister Ali Hassan Bahdon and Chief of General Staff of the Djiboutian Armed Forces, General Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim.