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10 Anti Aircraft Regiment

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Active  1 February 1968 -
Type  Reserve Artillery
Country  South Africa
10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Allegiance  Republic of South Africa  Republic of South Africa
Branch  South African Army  South African Army
Part of  South African Army Air Defence Artillery Formation Army Conventional Reserve

10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment is an artillery regiment of the South African Army.

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History

10 Anti-aircraft Regiment was formally established on 1 February 1968 as though it was a new unit of the Permanent Force, without any mention of the fact that it was obviously a reconstruction of 10 Anti-aircraft Battery.

Its headquarters was at Youngsfield in Cape Town, where the Artillery Air Defence School had been established from the same date.

Incidents

13 October 2007: A Oerlikon GDF Mk.5 35 mm anti-aircraft twin-barrelled gun malfunctioned, spraying hundreds of high-explosive 0,5kg 35mm cannon shells around the five-gun firing position. By the time the gun had emptied its dual 250-round magazines nine soldiers were dead and eleven injured. The accident occurred just before 9 am, when a battery from 10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment began a live-fire exercise at the Army Combat Training Centre at Lohatlha as part of the SANDF's Exercise Seboka.

Starstreak missile development

10 AA Regiment participated in the first live firing of Starstreak missiles on African soil. This firing took place at the Denel Overberg Test Range.

Equipment

10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment has used the following equipment throughout its history:

  • 40mm Bofors,
  • 3,7 inch heavy AA gun
  • GA1-CO1 20mm light gun
  • GDF-002 twin 35mm automatic gun with Super Fledermaus fire control system
  • ZU-23-2 twin 23mm and
  • 20/3 M55 A2 anti-aircraft guns
  • Starstreak ground-to-air missile
  • References

    10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment Wikipedia


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