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One of the most notable roles of the KDF Air Force is to support the country's peacekeeping missions. Kenya has been actively involved in peacekeeping operations in neighboring countries, including Somalia and South Sudan. The KDF Air Force has played a critical role in providing air support for ground troops. In addition to its military role, the KDF Air Force has also been involved in various humanitarian missions. During times of natural disasters such as floods and droughts, the KDF Air Force has been deployed to provide aid and support to affected communities. The Air Force has also been instrumental in transporting medical supplies and personnel during emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
The KDF Air Force has also promoted aviation in Kenya through training programs and collaborations with civilian aviation organizations. The Air Force has a training school, the Moi Air Base Training School, where pilots and other aviation professionals are trained to the highest standards. Over the years, the KDF Air Force has undergone significant modernization and expansion, with the acquisition of advanced aircraft and technologies. The Air Force has also strengthened its collaboration with other international military organizations, including the United States, China, and the United Kingdom.
Despite its achievements, the KDF Air Force has faced several challenges, including inadequate funding, outdated equipment, and personnel shortages. However, the Air Force has continued to operate with great determination and commitment to fulfilling its mandate of protecting Kenya's airspace and supporting national development.
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