|Rwandan Air Force|
|Force Aérienne Rwandaise|
|Part of||Rwanda Defence Force|
|President of Rwanda||Paul Kagame|
|Air Force Chief of Staff||Lt Gen Jean-Jacques Mupenzi|
|Attack helicopter||Mil Mi-24|
|Utility helicopter||Mil Mi-17, Aérospatiale Gazelle|
|Transport||Cessna 208 Caravan, Diamond DA42 Twin Star|
The Rwandan Air Force (French: Force aérienne rwandaise) is the air branch of the Rwandan Defence Forces.
After achieving independence in 1962, the Air Force was formed with the aid of Belgium, the initial aircraft consisted of three ex-French Air Force CM.170 Magisters, which operated in a counterinsurgency role along with a Britten-Norman Islander. Other deliveries included SA 342L Gazelles, Nord Noratlas, SOCATA Guerrier, and C-47 Skytrains. After fighting began between the RPA and the government in 1990 most aircraft were shot down, destroyed on the ground or crashed.
|Cessna 208 Caravan||United States||utility||2|