Unit Emblem Air Force Mobile Deployment Wing

 

142 Squadron
   
 
 
 

 Aim

The aim of the Squadron is to deploy Tactical Mobile Radar’s in support of Air operations, Land operations, Naval Operations, Crime prevention operations and any other operation that requires TMR facilities in the interest of National security.

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 Functions

Primary:

To provide TMR Radar services to the SANDF.

To deploy as a CRP/RP for gap filling and as a primary sensor to the SCC/MSCC.

To deploy as an CRP/RP to provide TMR facilities to external agencies such as the SA Army, Navy and SAPS.

To provide early warning to GBAD systems.

To provide early warning and an Air Situation Picture to Ground Forces.

Secondary:

To provide Approach/Air field facilities to civilian customers such as ATNS (Air Traffic and Navigational Services).

To provide a test-bed for the EW Center for the development of ECM/ECCM capabilities of the SAAF.

To provide TMR training and deployment exposure to the personnel of the Command and Control System Group.

To have an positive contribution to impact on society projects launched by the SAAF ex Project Siyandisa

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 Vision, Mission and Key Values

VISION

WE PROVIDE FLEXIBLE, COST EFFECTIVE COMBAT READY TACTICAL MOBILE RADAR’S IN THE STRIVE FOR AIR POWER EXCELLENCE.

MISSION

142 SQUADRON PROVIDES COMBAT READY TACTICAL MOBILE RADAR’S TO OUR CLIENTS IN SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY.

KEY VALUES

L Loyalty - We commit ourselves to being loyal to our colleagues ant to the SAAF
E Excellence - Continuously find better ways to improve
O Objectivity - Look for the positive in life, not to be demotivated by negative influences
P Pride - We take pride in our achievements by means of healthy competition
A Adaptability - Willingness to adapt to changes
R Reliable - We commit ourselves to be reliable
D Dignity - We respect all individuals dignity

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 Emblem

Background

The colour reflects the colour of the Air Force as well as the sky, which is the squadron’s main area of interest.

The Leopard

Is a symbol of the squadron’s agile, tactful capability in daytime or night-time conditions, as the Leopard is either a diurnal or nocturnal predator.

Lightning Bolt

Represents the electronic means used to unleash the power in the sky.

Motto

Caelo Vis Solvamus = Unleash the Power in the Sky

 

 Equipment

TACTICAL MOBILE RADAR (tmr) CONFIGURATION

The TMR is a medium range radar system and it covers up to a range of 64 nautical miles at 15 revolutions per minute and a 100 nautical miles at 7.5 revolutions per minute. The systems are deployed in a complete tactical role, which entails that it requires the minimum to sustain itself for a period of up to 20 days. During this period the system can be re-deployed several times as the battle situation requires.

The TMR system consist of 4 containers which are as follows:

  • Antenna.

  • Transmitter Cabin + Power Generator.

  • Operations Cabin + Power Generator.

  • M12 Workshop.

The support vehicles for the radar system could consist of the following:

MAN 8X8 Recovery.

Samil 100 Diesel Bowser.

Samil 50 Water Bowser.

MAN 19/280 with Domestic pack up.

Light vehicles.

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 Photos

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An Exhibit of 142 Squadron's equipment     Community involvement in the Pretoria Zoo by providing a playball for the rhino     Community involvement by providing a water tower for the Diepsloot school. The tower was constructed out of scrap iron.     Community involvement by providing a water tower for the Diepsloot school. The tower was constructed out of scrap iron

A TMR at sunset during deployment     142 Squadron on deployment

 

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