and Core Business of 7 ASU
The Air Servicing Unit (ASU) concept was first put in writing on
the 1st of July 1999. It was during this conceptual phase that 7 ASU was
birthed. The name for the section at that time was, Base Aircraft Servicing Section
(BASS). Lt Col Jan Bothma was the Logistic Coordinator. On the 10th of
February 2000 Col Dirk Brits was appointed as the Officer Commanding of
7 ASU, and the change to the name 7 ASU and its functions started to fall into
place. 7 ASU became fully operational and was recognised as a Unit on the 1st
of August 2000.
7 ASU had a big part in supporting the International Forces that
operated from AFB Hoedspruit during the Mozambique floods. The Unit also services the only
2 Mirage IIIs flying in the SAAF. One of the Mirages, Mirage III BZ 817 was
adopted by Matlhari High School.
As our Vision says:
In pursuit of excellence we will embrace the future to be the
ASU of distinction.